Virgin Of Peace

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
Virgin Of Peace
Virgin Of Peace

 My family and I have always been religious and we have been able to bring some traditions from Mexico to where I’m currently living in California. One tradition that we are still able to celebrate is The Party of The Virgin of Peace. This tradition is a religious party/gathering that happens in my parent's hometown called Indaparapeo, Michoacan, Mexico. I first learned about this tradition when I was 5 years old because my parents told me about it. The party starts on the 22nd of January and ends on the 26th of January, but the religious prayers start 9 days before and the 24th is the most important day. Everyone gets the days off and the whole town celebrates. That’s only in Mexico though, but here in Napa a lot of people who lived in the same town created a kermes and it was to raise money so that they could send it to the church that held the party. We also get a live broadcast from Mexico displayed onto a big screen. It’s a big deal because in my town there was a revolution and the people prayed to her and the revolution quickly ended and so they made The Virgin of Peace.

Place(s): Indparapeo, Muchuacan, Mexico
Year: 2006

– Jose Vega Leon

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