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Thursday, December 8, 2011


With la Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe coming up on December 12, Chicanonautica, over at La Bloga, does an update on last year's UFOlogical speculations, looking at movies about the LADY. Here we've got some video of how the new holiday is celebrated in Mexico:

It does look like there's a preference for PreColumbian costumes, and dancing that harks back to ancient rituals involving virgins:

Though sometimes, it's more churchy with knee-walking pilgrims, music, and balloons:

Here the dances, costumes, and rituals look like an Aztec revival, as the pilgrims seem to be more like penitentes:

And why not some delicious pan dulce for fun and profit?

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