Thursday, December 06, 2018

No room at the inn? LAS POSADAS DEL VIEJO SAN AGUSTÍN -- The Posadas of Old St. Augustine -- December 15, 2018 St. Augustine, Florida

On December 15, 2018, historic re-enactors will celebrate the Spanish New World tradition of commemorating Mary and Joseph's search for lodgings in Bethlehem on th First Christmas Eve some 2000+ years ago.

If they've not already been cast, here's an opportunity for certain lousy louche local Establishment energumens to holler at baby Jesus' parents in Spanish:


That's the role that St. Augustine's cavalier capitalists daily play with working poor and homeless people, as they gentrify, banish demolish or eradicate history and affordable housing, enact unjust laws on panhandling, eject artists and musicians from St. George Street.  They reckon themselves Republican Lords of All They Survey.  This is a job tailor-made for hick hacks like disgraced ex-Mayors JOSEPH LESTER BOLES, JR., a/k/a "JOE BOLES" and CLAUDE LEONARD WEEKS, a/k/a "LEN WEEK$."

Here's the news release from Florida Living History:


CONTACT: Andrew Batten
Florida Living History, Inc.

The Posadas of Old St. Augustine 
December 15, 2018 
St. Augustine, Florida

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – December 6, 2018 – For over 400 years, the colonial Hispanic Christmas tradition of Las Posadas has been celebrated by processions throughout the New World. The event is a re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for lodgings (Spanish: “posadas”) in Bethlehem on the first Christmas Eve.
On Saturday, December 15th, 2018, Florida Living History, Inc.’s (FLH’s - ) volunteers will present this night-time, candle-lit heritage Event, set in the year 1580.  From 7PM to 8PM, citizens and visitors are invited to join FLH as we process by candlelight along St. George Street in historic downtown St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest continuously occupied, European city, port, and parish in the continental United States. 
FLH’s Las Posadas procession will form at 6:30PM by the City Gates, near the north end of St. George Street – the public is encouraged to join in the procession.  The processioneers will march down St. George Street, stopping at several designated locations to “ask for lodgings,” as is traditional.  The Las Posadas procession will conclude at the end of St. George Street, in the Plaza de la Constitución, where FLH’s Theater with a Mission group, from Tallahassee, will present a centuries-old scene from Lope de Vega‘s Cristo Nuestro Bien (A Shepherds & Angels Play), under the direction of FLH Director, Dr. Ben Gunter.
Admission to this 16th-century heritage Event is free of charge to the public. 
Support for this Event is provided, in part, by the Florida Humanities Council ( ), the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by the continued generosity of FLH’s donors. 

Founded in St. Augustine, Florida, in 2009, Florida Living History, Inc. (FLH), is a community based, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of volunteers dedicated to educating the public about Florida's colonial and territorial history, using living-history programs, demonstrations, and recreated portrayals of significant historical events.  FLH's numerous heritage Events are funded solely through corporate/private donations, FLH fund-raising, and state/national grants. 
FLH supports educational initiatives that promote a greater understanding and appreciation of Florida's, and America’s, rich and diverse heritage.  For more information on Florida Living History, Inc., please contact us via e-mail at !

Press Images & Logos – For “Las Posadas del Viejo San Agustín 2018” photos, logos, and additional background information, please contact Florida Living History, Inc., at .

Florida Living History, Inc.,
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the support of
living history activities, events, and portrayals related to the history of colonial Florida.


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