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Feast of the Candles in Cosala
December 11, 2010 @ 8:00 am - December 12, 2010 @ 5:00 pm
Cosala, Magic Village of Sinaloa celebrate the upcoming December 11 its traditional Feast of the Candles, unique religious celebration in northwestern Mexico that dates back over 300 years.
For the beauty of nature and exquisite architectural and cultural combination, Cosala is part of Magical Villages Program developed by the Ministry of Tourism of Mexico (SECTUR) in collaboration with various government agencies to recognize the culture and history wealth that some populations of the country enclose.
The town of Cosala, located southeast of the state of Sinaloa was inhabited by ancient pre-Hispanic groups that settled on the banks of rivers, which were highlighted Tepehuanes, Xiximies and Acaxees who planted in these lands that wealths that the inhabitants have known preserve the passing years and that has distinguished itself in the country, not only for its colonial monuments and spaces that some of them are considered as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, but for their important Festivals and Traditions recognized worldwide.
The Feast of the Candles is the ceremonial culmination to the religious feast that prepares environment for the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe, and started with the prayer of the Holy Rosary, being 46 Rosaries those that are said in 46 homes located strategically in the religious sectors in which Cosala is divided; it is necessary to emphasize that the number of rosaries comes from 46 stars that appeared in the mantle of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The previous night in the day of the Virgin, all the villagers ignite candles at the entry of their home, where there is mounted a small altar dedicated to the Virgin and whose way lights the procession guadalupana. The aim is to have a night of candle to be grateful to God, by means of a night of prayer, for the event Guadalupano, same that culminates in Guadalupe’s Chapel On December 12.
Enjoy the traditions of our people and be left to wrap for Cosala, Magic Village of Sinaloa and a cultural jewel of Mexico.
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