Latino residents in Santa Ana’s Riverview Neighborhood have been making a difference in their community by celebrating the Posadas Navideñas for the past four years. The Posadas Navideñas is a traditional Mexican reenactment of the search for lodging that Mary and Joseph did nine days before the birth of Jesus.
The Gallardo family in Riverview schedules a night for the Posada to be held at their home, starting on the 16th of December and finishing on the 24th of December, which we call Noche Buena. They do this without help from the City of Santa Ana – entirely on their own, unlike the Neighborhood Associations who lean on the City’s Community Development Agency for support. Continue reading