Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Virgin Of Guadalupe's Special Day
As irreverent as I am, I have a great fondness in my heart for this little lady right here and today's her feast day.
In Mexico, right now, they are celebrating with parades, music, dancing, and giant icons towed around on trucks driven in from the rancheros out in the country, complete with flashing colored lights accompanied by darling little girls dressed all in white.
And masses, too, I'm sure.
I wish I was there but I'm not so I just wanted to acknowledge this special day for the original saint of the Americas.
Some say that she was created to syncretically (yeah, look it up) represent both the Virgin Mary and an Aztec goddess by the name of Tonantzin, which works for me.
Happy Feast Day, Virgin! And your older sister, Tonantzin, too.