December 07, 2016
A town with traditions is a happy town, a place where you can feel the warm atmosphere day and night. Puerto Vallarta starts December with its traditional pilgrimages in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, from December 1st to 12th.
Juárez Street gets full of life! You’ll see a colorful Downtown when the sun goes down, while lots of pilgrims come from different parts of Jalisco. Also you will find delicious traditional food along the streets.
This is the time of the year when you will be amazed with the harmonic fusion of aztec and catholic traditions of Mexico. Thousands of people come to Puerto Vallarta for these twelve days to show their devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe in a joyful folk festival!
Many groups of young folkloric dancers perform along the streets and there are plenty of decorated floats, paintings and statuettes of the apparition, songs and prayers, candles and incense: a world of sounds and aromas in the air of Puerto Vallarta!
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, is the great ending of the pilgrimages. This is one of the most iconic places of our beach town: its beautiful architecture and that unique crown on the top make it an unparalleled building. If you are visiting Puerto Vallarta you can’t miss this, and even more if you’re having a great time in December.
At midnight of December 11th, this celebration is brighten up with music: everyone sings “Las Mañanitas” —a popular song for birthdays— to Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is the ideal time to know how much love and devotion does the people of Puerto Vallarta feel for their traditions and beliefs.
So now you know! December is the perfect occasion for living Puerto Vallarta’s traditions. Come and enjoy a warm celebration by the sea! Remember to follow our social media and don’t miss our photos, reviews and recommendations!
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