Traditional Fair in Honor of Our Lady of Tonatico

For years, this celebration has taken place on the last Sunday of January and extends through to February 2nd. It’s the largest fair in the south of the state, where thousands of pilgrims come to request intercession by the Virgin Mary. The celebration starts with a novena in which attendees make their way through the town’s main streets carrying lamps and praying the Holy Rosary. It’s when the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Tonatico is visited by pilgrims and dancers. You can’t miss the dancers, called chinelos and pastorcitas. The religious celebration is accompanied by cultural events and folk dances.




Tonatico Pueblo Mágico, Tonatico, Méx., México

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