This feeling in our country is translated towards our most essential and beloved family member, our mother. We take it to the streets to recreate a long journey in her honor, a centuries old pilgrimage, we bring her offerings of many different kinds, things like personal sacrifices, prayer, fireworks, food, flowers and dance. The Virgin of Guadalupe is our most important divine symbol, it embodies our mother Earth, our ancestral power and knowledge repressed and murdered by our European conquistadores and modern westernization, she is our saviour, our only future and hope, our only known past, our common origin. In La Manzanilla like in most Mexican towns the procession begins 9 days before her birthday 12/12/12.
Lety, Mildret y Abril despues de la peregrinacion.
Indita and her basket.
Getting ready for Holiday decoration!
Most houses have a traditional X-mas decoration but they will also set up a Nacimiento with a baby Jesus at the center and of course a Virgen de Guadalupe image in the front of the house surrounded by colorful Christmas lights and plastic flowers.
Valentina in one of her Holiday outfits! <3
Special Thanks to:
All the inditos and inditas of 2012!