Guadalupe the patron saint of Mexico

Every year at this time the air is full of excitement as the Perigrinos complete their promise to The Saint Gudalupe. Each town or village or even city choose a place for their destination to celebrate on the 11th in the eve of that special day

This year with my new entrance way and exhibition area I felt I was able to participate in a small way. I went into Ticul and bought a statue of Guadalupe to display Helping to encourage the runners

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Last year I headed into Merida and enjoyed the wonderful celebration with some friends but this year because of a heavy business schedule I decided to stay local .

The most exciting part is when our local people arrive back in the early evening in time for a special mass at the church. They wait at the entrance of the village waiting for the Police cars to head up the walk/run into the village…. Shouts and singing along the way…. it just gives one goose lumps . This year they ran from Mexico City in only 5 days…

Below are the photos that I managed to snap as they passed by

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About thepickledonionyucatan

Born in England emigrated to Canada and now reside in the Yucatan Mexico. LIfe is a journey so enjoy as much as you can
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2 Responses to Guadalupe the patron saint of Mexico

  1. Maxine greenberg says:

    Can’t wait to visit maxine and don from Connecticut usa looking for a cenote to visit your visit didn’t sound so terrific

    • Hello Maxine ..not sure what you really meant that my visit was not so terrific. But if you are referring to San Ignacio cenote… I would not recomment it. There are much nicer ones close to here….. but glad you are ready for your viait
      Happy new year

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