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Community Invited to First Posada Celebration at WNC

Posted: November 30, 2017

This Christmas party is the first of its kind at Western Nevada College, and you won’t want to miss it.

Western Nevada College’s Latino Cohort is helping the community get into Christmas spirit by hosting the first-ever Posada celebration from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16 at Carson Nugget Hall on the Carson City campus.

“It’s a Christmas party where family and friends come together for a big celebration,” said WNC Latino Outreach Coordinator Lupe Ramirez.

The event will begin at noon, and will  include traditional activities for the entire family with authentic Latino flavor. Un evento autentico con sabor Latino!

There will be pinatas to break for children and adults, folkloric dancing, Christmas music in Spanish and traditional food such as tamales, posole and hot tea made of fresh fruits known as ponche that are served during La Posada in Mexico and Central America.

“Folkloric dancing is not traditional to La Posada, but I want to bring them to the campus so we can add more of the Latino touch to the festivities and also because they are magnificent,” Ramirez said. “They have such a positive energy, which will help us all get into the Christmas spirit and be more joyous.”

In addition, there will be success stories from students and parents who have been associated with the Latino Cohort and the Jump Start program. There also will be a tour of the Career and Technical Education programs.

“We’ll have alumni students who have been through those programs or who are currently successful in those programs to provide their testimonials and share with the community members how the programs have helped them be successful,” Ramirez said.