Live the mystical candlelight festival in Cosalá find out where and when


This December 11 the streets of Cosalá will be illuminated with the light of hundreds of candles, in the traditional Fiesta de las Velas, a mystical celebration that takes place on the eve of the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe for more than 300 years, in a show magical that you cannot miss. 

For one day a year, the streets of Cosalá are illuminated with the light of hundreds of candles and an atmosphere of mysticism and magic surrounds the place, it is the Fiesta de las Velas , one of the most emblematic religious celebrations in Sinaloa and a unique experience.

This year visitors will be able to enjoy a two-day cultural program, with activities to be carried out in the town and in the Nuestra Señora reserve that include a kermesse, a popular festival and fireworks. 

On the night of December 11 at 7:00 p.m. all streets, squares and houses of the town are illuminated with the light of candles, which trace the path that the dozens of parishioners and visitors who join to participate in the pilgrimage in celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

From the Chapel of Guadalupe the procession advances through the streets with candles in hand, accompanied by music and dances such as the miners’ dance and the jaguar’s roaring dance.

After the pilgrimage is over, the attendees gather around the chapel to join in the great celebration. Between happy music and exquisite dishes typical of the region such as the traditional tamales, empanadas and milk sweets.


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