Fiesta de la Candelaria Historical

Fiesta de la Candelaria Historical (HM1X4H)

Location: Valladolid, Yucatán Valladolid
Country: Mexico

N 20° 41.596', W 88° 12.244'

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Fiesta de la CandelariaEn la Candelaria se realiza el culto a la Virgen del mismo nombre. Este culto es el más importante de la ciudad y es motivo actual del desarrollo de la Feria agrícola, ganadera, comercial, turística y artesanal de Valladolid a finales del mes de enero y principios del mes de febrero.Este culto data del siglo XVIII y según cuenta la leyenda, un indio maya llevaba una carga de palmas en el lomo de varias bestias, al entrar a la población levantó la vista y vio a una bella dama que traía en la mano una vela encendida y con la otra cargaba un pequeño niño. Ella se le quedó viendo y le pidió que le construyera un techo con palmas que llevaba para que ella y su hijo no se mojaran. El indio obediente se internó en el monte al otro dia para cortar madera y ahí se encontró con otro indígena a quien le pidió ayuda para
construir el techo solicitado. Al regresar a la hacienda en donde trabajaban, el mayordomo cuestionó su ausencia y al explicarle el motivo, este no lo creyó. Ellos dicidieron llevar al mayordomo hasta el lugar de los hechos y este quedó impresionado por la hermosura de la imagen de la Virgen de la Candelaria. El mayordomo contó lo acontecido a los dueños de la hacienda quienes construyeron a la Virgen un camarín. La Virgen fue llamada de las Candelas porque llevaba en una mano
una vela encendida. La imagen de la Virgen con una vela recuerda a los católicos cuando Jesús fue presentado por su madre en el templo. Desde entonces, el culto a la Candelaria se ha manifestado como uno de los más importantes en la región oriente de la península de Yucatán. English:Fiesta de la CandelariaOur Lady of Candelaria is worshiped in the church of the same name. This cult is the most important in the city and is the reason of the agricultural, commercial, ranching, touristic and craft fair at the end of January and start of February.The cult dates back to the 18th Century, when, according to the legend, a Mayan Indian was carrying a load of palms on the back of many beasts, when he entered the
city he looked up and saw a beautiful lady carrying a lit candle in one hand and a small kid on the other. She looked at him and asked him to build her and her baby a shelter with the palms he carried. He obeyed and the next day he went into the mountains to get wood. There he found another indian, whom he asked for help to build the shelter. When they returned to the plantation where they worked, the foreman questioned them on their absence, and when they explained their motives, he didn't believed them. The Indians decided to take the foreman to the place where the events occurred and the beauty of the image of the lady impressed him. The
foreman told the events to the owners of the plantation, who decided to build a small chamber for her. The lady was called Candelaria because of the candle in her hand. Her image with a candle reminds Catholics of when Jesus was presented in the temple. Since then, the cult to Our Lady of Candelaria has become one of the most important in the eastern part of the Yucatán península.
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HM NumberHM1X4H
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Date Added Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 1:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 374601 N 2288666
Decimal Degrees20.69326667, -88.20406667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 41.596', W 88° 12.244'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 41' 35.76" N, 88° 12' 14.64" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 179 Calle 44, Valladolid Yucatán , MX
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