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Devil ousted in this year's Las Posadas in Santa Fe

Las Posadas in Santa Fe Las Posadas in Santa Fe |  Photo: Jane Phillips/For The New Mexican

KOB Web Staff
December 11, 2017 09:11 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. -- A Santa Fe Plaza tradition went on without Satan on Sunday.  For the last 30 years, actors portraying the devil have been seen on Plaza rooftops, denying lodging to Mary and Joseph as they searched for a place to give birth to Jesus.

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It’s all a part of the annual Las Posadas celebration, a tradition during Santa Fe’s Christmas season that introduced the devil back in 1984.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, hundreds of people filled the Plaza Sunday and booed and hissed at innkeepers during the procession instead.

Attendees told the New Mexican that there seemed to be more energy and enthusiasm when the devils were a part of the tradition. Others say with them gone, the pageant is more kid-friendly.

 The devils were banished back in November when New Mexico History Museum’s Director made the decision to replace them.

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