Get ready for one of Mexico’s most vibrant and heartfelt celebrations – the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe on December 12. But here’s the thing, the festivities kick off a few days earlier, and trust me, they are BIG. It’s a time when the streets come alive with color, faith, and community spirit.
In towns all over Mexico, including San Jose del Cabo, Santiago, Miraflores, La Paz, Todos Santos, and of course, Cabo, the air is buzzing with excitement. Employees from almost every major business and hotel, along with anyone who wants to join in, become part of these grand parades. It’s a beautiful blend of devotion and cultural pride.
The real showstopper is on the evening of December 11. In Cabo, for instance, the parade starts from downtown and winds its way to the barrio near the Especialidades hospital, where the main church is. Picture this: a sea of people, music, and colors, all moving in a rhythmic flow, creating an unforgettable spectacle.
These parades are more than just a tradition; they’re a deep expression of Mexican culture and faith. Whether you’re participating or just watching, it’s an experience that stays with you. So, if you’re around, don’t miss out on this incredible celebration. It’s a perfect example of Mexico’s rich cultural tapestry, full of life, unity, and joy.