Día de la Virgen celebrations endure

For the traditional Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe, December 12th, celebrated widely across Mexico, Puerto Peñasco has been holding nightly pilgrimages with diverse sectors of the community. The traditional pilgrimages include nightly mass as well as a celebratory kermes on the final night, which will include different artistic numbers.

Along with the evening pilgrimages, which began on Dec. 1st, weekend festivities on Saturday, Dec. 10th include a morning pilgrimage from la Capilla de la Sagrada Familia at 10 a.m. for children, as well as at 5 p.m. for teachers, students, and those in the restaurant industry.

On Sunday, Dec. 11th, on the eve of Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe, activities include a bike ride through the city for families, and at 4:30 p.m. the final pilgrimage is open to the entire community departing from the “Bajada de las Pangas” (the boat loading/unloading  area on way to Old Port).  The pilgrimage will make its way through town (along Blvd. Benito Juarez) to Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe on Ave. Simon Morúa, where a mass will be held at 10 p.m.

December 12th @ Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

5 a.m. – “Las Mañanitas”

6 a.m.  – Mass

12 p.m. – Bishop José Isidro Guerrero Macías will lead mass

6 p.m.  – Third mass

7 p.m.  – 10 p.m. Kermes and folkloric dance, along with the traditional burning of “el castillo (castle)

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