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Virgin of Guadalupe

The religious festivities of the municipality are in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Official patron of Toledo. They take place on December 11 and 12, although the party begins forty days before, with the download of the image on November 1. Every day the Holy Rosary is prayed, part of the tradition is to offer coffee with bread or donuts to the assistants, after the prayer.

On December 11, at night, the procession of the image of the Virgin takes place through the main streets of the city. It is carried in a carriage decorated with elements alluding to the Virgin; The chapanecas, who are girls and young people who dance to the sound of the philharmonic bands, participate in this procession. The procession ends with a vigil, local dance groups also participate.

On the 12th the solemn Eucharist takes place, at midnight, mariachis and philharmonic bands participate, offering the traditional serenade to the Virgin. At 4 in the morning the dawn is held in his honor, accompanied by music and fireworks. At ten o'clock in the morning the official mass is celebrated, later the image is carried in procession to the parish where it remains all year in the company of its parishioners.

The municipality also celebrates San Isidro Labrador, patron saint of farmers, a festival that takes place on May 15. One of the attractions of this festival is the parade of carts pulled with oxen, adorned with coconut palms, flowers, fruits and agricultural products.


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