El Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe celebration is a day of feast that celebrates the belief that a man encountered Mexico’s patron saint, the Virgin Mary, in Mexico City on December 9 and then again on December 12, 1531. In honor of the Virgin Mary, many locals will hold celebrations or fiestas. During this time, Catholics from across Mexico make a pilgrimage to see an image of Mary located in the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City.
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe originated from this first encounter with the Virgin Mary. A man named Juan Diego encountered her twice in Mexico City. According to the legend, Mary told Juan Diego to ask the bishop to build a church. The bishop was skeptical of Juan Diego and required proof of his encounter. Juan returned to Tepeyac Hill where he saw the Virgin Mary. Juan only saw roses in the place where a cactus once stood. Juan brought the roses to the bishop and showed the bishop an image of the Lady of Guadalupe on his cloak. The bishop was convinced and built a church where the event occurred.
During this religious holiday, Puerto Peñasco residents frequently celebrate the Lady of Guadalupe and the legendary tale. Visitors can see displays of the Virgin Mary and altars to her image during the festival. If you are interested in visiting during the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, please feel free to visit our website or call our offices for accommodations.