pedir posada

pedir posada
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to ask for accommodation) 
Dos peregrinos aparecieron en la granja y pidieron posada para esa noche.Two pilgrims arrived at the farm and asked for lodging for the night.
Pedimos posada en una casita en el corazón del bosque.We asked for lodging in a little house in the heart of the forest.
2. (to go door-to-door asking for food and drink as part of the nine-day Posadas festival) (Mexico) 
Las familias que pedían posada iban cantando canciones religiosas.The families who were celebrating the "Posadas" festival were singing religious songs.
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