From the looks of this poster, most of the festivities celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe — La Virgen de Guadalupe — in Teotitlan del Valle, will happen on Sunday, December 10, 2017 and Monday, December 11, 2017.
For those of you planning to be here on December 12, to celebrate Mexico’s most important saint, you may be disappointed! Not much is happening by then unless you want to attend the church mass.
I know this poster is hard to read. So, here is the cut-and-paste I did for Sunday, December 10, schedule.
At 3 p.m. on Sunday, the celebration continues with young women of the village dressed in traditional clothing and canastas (baskets) filled with flowers, who gather in the church courtyard with the Dance of the Feather dancers.
At 4 p.m. begins the Calenda (parade) along the main streets of the village, accompanied by the band.
At 7 p.m. they arrive at the house of the First Mayordomo C. Fidel Cruz Lazo.
The schedule for Monday, December 11, 2017 is …
Looks like Monday, is the big day. At 2 p.m. there is a celebration of mass with vespers. Then, at 7 p.m. will be the calendas followed by a castle of fireworks at 8 p.m.
Hope to see you at the Calenda!
The Mayordomos and Committees who make the celebration possible!