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Las Posadas tradition
Hale Sargent, Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail park ranger, above, reacts when children rush to grab candy from a broken pinata during a Las Posadas ceremony at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez. More than 100 people attended the Dec. 14 Nativity event, following actors Natalie Lopez, 17, and Angel Bruno, 19, both of Martinez, portraying Mary and Joseph, as they search for lodging. Participants sang songs and made paper poinsettias.