The mystical Fiesta de las Velas in Cosala

Cosalá , Sinaloa

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In the village of Cosala, it is said that the architecture not only blends in with the natural environment, but rises up and merges with it. Its urban design, streets, sidewalks and buildings form the ideal setting for a magical party.
Make space in your schedule to attend the celebration held every December 11, on the eve of the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, recalling and restoring the essence of the local people’s practices and traditions over the past 300 years.

Soon after nightfall, thousands of candles appear, illuminating the village streets and viceregal mansions. Join in with your own candle for the pilgrimage that illuminates the passage of the Virgin through the main streets of the city and enjoy the dance of the jaguar tamer and the dance of the miners.

At the end of the pilgrimage, don’t forget to enjoy a tamalada, and have tamales, empanadas and dulce de leche. It’s a great event that takes place in the atrium of the chapel and the surrounding area, once the Virgin has manifested herself amid the religious chants.
Enjoy this holiday celebration where faith, the warmth of the candles and the beauty of Cosala allow for a mystical experience.

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