Catholics in Mexico and beyond will be celebrating the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe) this week – a popular feast marking the belief that a man encountered the Virgin Mary, Mexico’s patron saint, in Mexico City on December 9 and 12, 1531. Nine days of prayer build up to celebrations, including processions, Aztec religious dances known as matachines and shared feasts.

Traditional costume for the feast Day Our Lady of Guadalupe
Traditionally dressed mayan people wearing masks in the celebration of the feast day Our Lady of Guadalupe which is the patron saint of Americas, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, Central America.

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