La Posada Nativity Statue features the Blessed Mother Mary, pregnant with the Christ Child, and St Joseph looking for lodging in Bethlehem. Mary is riding on a donkey with Joseph guiding. In Mexico, families celebrate the coming of Christmas with "Posadas". Posadas are a reenactment of looking for lodging of St Joseph and Virgin Mary, called The Pilgrims going to Bethlehem for the Censusaccording to the Scriptures. Families also say Novenas 9 days before Holy Night... Christmas Eve. What a beautiful Advent Tradition and reminder that the Holy Child will soon be here! Makes a wonderful gift or a new Christmas Tradition. This is a lovely piece made with wonderful craftsmanship!