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Candelaria closes Mexico’s Christmas cycle

Traditional tamale feasts and other customs tied to the celebration of Dia de la Candelaria (Candlemas) will be observed Saturday, February 2, marking the tail end of Mexico’s prolonged Christmas season.

On the Roman Catholic calendar, La Candelaria commemorates of the ritual purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Christ Child’s presentation at the temple on the 40th day after birth.

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