Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe by Rudy Girón

This year’s Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe has been the best one I have covered in La Antigua Guatemala thus far. I took over 400 photographs and I believe I will have to split the religious event in three main days, which will coincide with the three themes for the celebrations of Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Other photos taken on December 12 will surely appear through out the month.

Today’s theme will be little girls dressed with with indigenous clothes to visit the altar of La Virgen de Guadalupe in La Merced Church. As I have mentioned in previous years, in La Antigua Guatemala, religious celebrations draw together all kinds of heterogeneous people and the feast day of Virgen de Guadalupe is no exception. On December 12 celebrations of La Virgen de Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadalupe, you can find gringa moms, indigenous mamás, ladino madres and white mamás all taking their children dressed with indigenous clothes to visit the altar of La Virgen Morena.

This time I’ve tried to captured different Guatemalan girls to show you heterogeneousness of the people coming together for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I know that for some of you, the differences might too subtle to detect, but believe me, these are four completely different people. Please, let me know your thoughts regarding the photographs and your feelings regarding Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Stay tune for the next two days since there will be more photos coming… In the mean time, please stop by XelaDailyPhoto where Pinar and Josh are sharing their photos and stories of the Virgen de Guadalupe celebrations in Xela (Quetzaltenango).

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