Mexico: Peregrinos a la basilica © Coghe
12/12/2017 - Mexico City, Mexico. Una performance en el atardecer en la basilica. / A performance at the sunset in the Basilica of Guadalupe where people is gathered for the traditional celebrations of December 12th. The devotion and cult for the Guadalupe Virgin meets its climax in the celebration of December. The celebrations are also a meeting between the ancient pre-Hispanic cults and Catholicism. Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe is recognized as a symbol of all Catholic Mexicans.
Cultural symbol of Mexican identity, the Virgin of Guadalupe, is able to unite an entire large nation as Mexico.
The origin of the importance of the Virgen de Guadalupe can be traced back to the religious beliefs and ceremonies that animated the daily lives of pre-Hispanic people from birth to death.© Alessio Coghe/LATINPHOTO.org