If you’re Mexican and/or Catholic, you remember all of this…
Waking up super early…like 5 a.m. early.
— Eric Sundrup, SJ (@sunnydsj) December 12, 2014
We dressed up in bright colors.
— Cristal ❁ (@killa_cristal) December 12, 2014
And the little ones arrived to the party in beautiful embroidered pieces.
Some tried to get away with showing up in their PJs. Not happenin.
— Omar Collin (@OmarCollin) December 12, 2014
The setup was fit for a queen.
One of my favorite days of the year. She's one of the main reasons why my religion is so close to my heart. When I start to lose faith I just think of her and all of that goes away. I love her. I don't deserve all the blessings she has given me but her love is endless. Happy birthday. ❤️ #lasmananitas
As they say, a beauty clothed by the sun and crowned by the stars.
— Kathy Páez Reeves (@TVNewsKathy) December 12, 2014
There were always roses on roses on roses.
Every girl’s dream ?????.
The highlight was probably watching her get serenaded by beautiful mariachi music.
So much passion.
And who can forget the Aztec dancers and the smell of incense that filled the church?
This was probably the only time you saw them perform.
Some also sang to La Morenita from home with their private mariachis…
Or grupos norteños.
It’s not a party without food. Pan dulce y chocolate caliente were always served after misa.
Tried pan dulces for the first time! Heard it was good with hot cocoa (but they ran out by the time I started work). Refreshments for the Las Mananitas that I also missed out on to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe. #PanDulces #Desserts #Yummy #Comfy #Catholic #OurLadyOfGuadalupe #VirginMary #LasMananitas #December #Tepeyac #VirginOfGuadalupe #RomanCatholic