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Maria Niña - fiesta

Friday, September 8, 6:30pm
Plaza Cívica

Maria Niña - fiesta

The cloistered nuns in town celebrate their namesake order, the Immaculate Conception, on December 8th, marking when St. Anne gets pregnant with Mary.  Consequently, Mary's birthday is nine months later September 8th.
The celebrations for Baby Mary started when a nun in Mexico City in the 1700's got a vision of Mary, as a baby, lamenting so much is done for Jesus' birth on Christmas, her birthday is important too.  Hence, the baby Mary became the image for all things baby related.
On Friday a procession will leave from Calzada de la Luz up to the temple of Good Health on Plaza Civica.  Fashionistas appreciate the stunning homemade gowns Baby Mary wears in the procession.  Following a rose petal in the air arrival at the church, then a 7:15 mass, Mary's birthday party begins with tamales and sweets on Plaza Civica.

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