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Night of the altars in San Miguel de Allende by Edythe Anstey Hanen

It is late afternoon in Mexico, two days before Palm Sunday, and it is the day that honours Nuestra Señora de los Dolores — Our Lady of Sorrows. All over town, San Miguel de Allende's families and business owners have constructed altars dedicated to sadness: the sorrow of the Virgin Mary for the loss of her son. This ritual, Night of the Altars, is relatively unknown in much of Mexico but is one of the highlights of Holy Week in San Miguel.

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Night of the altars in San Miguel de Allende Edythe Anstey Hanen

It is late afternoon in Mexico, two days before Palm Sunday, and it is the day that honours Nuestra Señora de los Dolores — Our Lady of Sorrows. All over town, San Miguel de Allende's families and b... read more
Published or Updated on: March 26, 2014 by Edythe Anstey Hanen © 2014
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