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Niño del Cacahuatito(The Child of the Little Peanut)

San Juan de los Lagos

It is common for the pilgrims of the Virgin of San Juan de los Lagos to take the opportunity to visit el Niño del Cacahuatito (“The Child of the Little Peanut”), considered the smallest saint in Jalisco.

It is located in the town of Mezquitic, 40 minutes from San Juan, and legend has it that this small figure -about four centimeters (1 1/2 inches)- was found by a couple that always asked their neighbors to let them draw water from their wells.

In the face of so many negative responses, the couple wished with great fervor to have their own well and not live without water. This happened the day that, by mere chance, they found the small figure near a spring that, to this day, still supplies the town with water.

If you feel hungry during your tour of the different temples, you can enjoy the traditional meat tamales or a hot pozole. If you feel like having a dessert, you should try the dulce de leche, alfajores, jamoncillos and cajeta de leche (“milk caramel”), which are one of the specialties of San Juan de los Lagos.
It is common for the pilgrims of the Virgin of San Juan de los Lagos to take the opportunity to visit el Niño del Cacahuatito (“The Child of the Little Peanut”), considered the smallest saint in Jalisco.

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It is located in the town of Mezquitic, 40 minutes from San Juan, and legend has it that this small figure -about four centimeters (1 1/2 inches)- was found by a couple that always asked their neighbors to let them draw water from their wells.

In the face of so many negative responses, the couple wished with great fervor to have their own well and not live without water. This happened the day that, by mere chance, they found the small figure near a spring that, to this day, still supplies the town with water.

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