FREEPORT — For several decades, a reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s journey to find lodging in Bethlehem has caused people to open more than their doors during the Christmas season, officials from St. Mary Star of Sea Catholic Church said.

The Hispanic tradition of Las Posadas — which translates to “The Inns” — typically follows families dressed as Mary and Joseph through a neighborhood as they knock on doors and are ceremoniously turned away. At the last home, they find refuge, just as the biblical couple did before Jesus’ birth.

Courtney Blackann is a reporter for The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0152.

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