Festivities Honoring the Virgin of JuquilaFiesta de la Inmaculada Virgen de Juquila
The celebration honoring the Virgin of Juquila is the Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculate Conception) on December 8th, but pilgrims begin to flood in days before. Festivities involve religious and cultural activities.
As part of these festivities, also called the “Octava de la Virgen” (Eighth of the Virgin), a Guelaguetza celebration is held in her honor. Folk dancing groups from the coastal region and Santa Catarina Juquila come together to put on a show. As in other religious celebrations, there has to be fireworks.
Santa Catarina Juquila, Oax., MéxicoSee map