Posada Celebration on New Haven Green
The New Haven Green was the site of a Posada celebration, a popular Hispanic Christmas tradition, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, when hundreds of area residents took part in the event sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. A Posada is a traditional, family-oriented Christmas celebration popular in Latin American culture. Combining Bible readings and dramatic reenactment, the Posada (Spanish term for “inn”) recounts the story of the first Christmas. Participants make their way in procession with the characters of Mary and Joseph as they travel – across the Green – on their journey to “Bethlehem.”
Knights of Columbus provide Nativity Scene for New Haven Green
The Knights of Columbus commissioned a Nativity scene for display on the New Haven Green located a few blocks from where the Order was founded in 1882 and has been based since. The display includes a set of figurines handcrafted in Guadalajara, Mexico and is a replica of a set created for Pope Benedict in 2007 by renowned Mexican sculptor Agustín Parra.
Knights of Columbus Museum Christmas Tree Festival
More than 496 Connecticut students (kindergarten through fifth grade) from 24 schools took part in the Knights of Columbus Museum’s annual Christmas Tree Festival. Each school was assigned a tree to decorate. With help from museum staff and volunteers from the Knights of Columbus international headquarters, students decorated the trees with ornaments they created in class. Winning schools received gift certificates for educational products. Each school also received a certificate recognizing its tree’s uniqueness.