Upload Photo
Vilma Ramirez, left, reads from the Bible during
Caption / Share

Vilma Ramirez, left, reads from the Bible during a posada celebration at a home in Patchogue. Las Posadas is a Latin American celebration, which takes place during the nine days leading up to Christmas. Pictured right is the Rev. Martin Curtin from St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church in East Patchogue. (Dec. 17, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

1 of 6

Share this photo

Las Posadas

"Las Posadas," a re-enactment of Joseph and Mary searching for shelter in Bethlehem popular in Latin America and in Latino communities in the U.S., is attracting a growing number of non-Latinos and their churches on Long Island.

The best of Newsday every day in your inbox. Get the Newsday Now newsletter!


Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.