Lantern Festival

Fiesta de los Faroles

From the 30th November to the 8th December the novena of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated. During these days, Tlaxcala street is lit up with colorful lanterns, and clay pots filled with fat burn bright. Pilgrimages of local communities arrive and the Virgin emerges from her chapel to walk through the streets. On the last day, the day of the Fiesta de los Faroles or Lantern Festival, people who have come from other places, the young people who climbed the Cerro de la Gallina and then came down re-enacting the ancient arrive of the Tlaxcaltecas, and the runners who bring a lit torch all the way from the Basilica in Mexico City, all meet at the town’s entrance.

When: 8th December



Pinos, Zacatecas, Zac., México

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