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Mariachi Helps Celebrate La Virgen de Guadalupe

For Mexicanos and Mexico-Americanos, there is nothing better than mariachi music to help celebrate a wedding, birthday, funeral, graduation, hiring, firing, or national or religious holiday. The music is both fancy and accessible, assisting celebrants in expressing their emotions and opening their hearts through song. With a few guitars, trumpets, and violins, a mariachi band adds a symphonic and traditional atmosphere to any event.

The feast day of La Virgen de Guadalupe is celebrated every year on December 12. On that day in the year 1531, it is believed that the Virgin Mary appeared to an indigenous Native American peasant named Juan Diego. The miracles associated with this Marian apparition led to the conversion of millions of indigenous people to the Catholic faith, as well as the construction of a shrine on Tepeyac Hill in Mexico City, where the events are believed to have occurred. In 2002, Juan Diego was canonized and became the first indigenous American saint.

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