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Suzanne Barbezat

Candlemas in Mexico - Día de la Candelaria

By February 2, 2013

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Today is Groundhog Day in the United States, and folks concerned about the weather of the coming weeks will be looking to see if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow or not, but in Mexico, this is Día de la Candelari­a (Candlemas), a religious holiday that marks the end of the Christmas season in the church calendar. On this day folks dress up figures of the baby Jesus and take them to the church to be blessed. It's also a time to get together with friends and family to eat tamales - provided by whoever got the baby Jesus figurine in the Kings Day bread. Read more about Día de la Candelaria, and see our Candlemas photo gallery.

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