-Just Picture it-Dia de la Candelaria: Dressing Baby Jesus

Another great Mexican tradition!

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February 2nd is Dia de la Candelaria (Candlemas) in Mexico. Infant size images of the Baby Jesus are dressed in a variety of outfits and then taken to cathedrals to be blessed. Shown here are images dressed as the’Heart moving Child’ and ‘Child of St. Charbel.’ Charbel was a Lebanese priest who was canonized by the Catholic church for his holiness and ability to perform miracles. To read more about Candelaria, have a look at my article on Mexconnect.

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