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The Fiesta De La Virgen De Guadalupe is a Colorful Celebration

By: Robyn Currie - Published: Dec 14, 2009 • References: antiguadailyphoto and boingboing.net
Not all countries have Santa Claus, in Sweden they have the Jul Bok, or Christmas Goat, that delivers presents and goodies. The Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe photoessay documents the festival that takes place right before the Christmas holiday, and it is celebrated no less extravagantly.

Instead of posing with a old fat man, children pose intricately decorated altars, and backgrounds, which results in a non-stop celebration. Included in the festivities of the Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe are delicious treats, crazy-dancing, and of course, homemade explosives.