Listen to the Tradition of a Peregrinación in Puerto Vallarta
They are considered a time-honored tradition by religious folks, a unique cultural and photographic opportunity by many visitors and a meeting point for family and friends originally from Puerto Vallarta.
The annual pilgrimages in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the celebrated Roman Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary, are a very important religious celebration in Mexico.
In this way, a peregrinación or pilgrimage is a journey of moral or spiritual significance to a shrine of importance to a person’s faith. In Mexico, peregrinaciones usually take place during the 12 days that precede December 12, the day in which Mexico honors Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Here in Puerto Vallarta, the faithful pilgrims gather at different points along the Juárez street to watch people singing praises to the virgin and walking together toward Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
As an example of this tradition and with the aim of presenting a little bit of the richness this cultural manifestation has, below you can listen to a short audio shared by the renowned photographer Miguel Naranjo, where a folk dance is appreciated, as well as the ambiance this festivity has.