El Día de la Candelaria is primarily a religious and family celebration. Know as Candlemas in the USA, this festival takes place on February the 2nd. Basically, it got its name because of the ritual of bringing the candles to the church to get them blessed there. The Candlemas in Mexico marks the end of the winter season and is celebrated in a very joyous manner.
Another very traditional Mexican celebration El Día de la Candelaria!
However, Candlemas festival is the continuation of another significant celebration held in January 6th every year, known as El Día de Los Reyes Magos. On this day, the families catch up with each other and have a meal together. Moreover, gifts are exchanged with the highlight of the event being the cutting of the traditional Rosca de Reyes- an Epiphany crown-shaped cake that has figures of Jesus hidden inside. Whoever finds that figure, is designated to host the Candlemas dinner.
February in Puerto Vallarta, full of tastes!
In Mexico, El Día de la Candelaria celebrations are marked by colorful parades, musical performances, dance and streets decorated with impressive lanterns. During the festivities, the locals visit the church, entertain family and friends with meals and parties. Usually, Mexicans cook the delicious Tamales on this date. In fact, if you have not already tried this typical stuffed corn-cake, you must try them!
Tasty February activity in Puerto Vallarta
In addition to, Puerto Vallarta offers some very original options to learn more about Mexican Culture! For example, some amazing cooking class in an authentic Mexican Restaurant. Such a good option to try the delicious Tamales handmade by yourself! You can imagine the delicious souvenir you will bring back home! Obviously, if just prefer to try the delicious typical Mexican food, this Restaurant is a very good place for a dinner too!
Beautiful winter in Puerto Vallarta
I hope to meet you soon in Puerto Vallarta! And I highly recommend that you come and enjoy this fantastic season with us. Remember that the Swanson-Larson team are your eyes in the Paradise. Please, feel free to contact us for any question. We will be pleased to answer any doubt and set up a tour regarding your needs and wishes. I invite you to visit my page, for more information and some beautiful property listings currently on the market!