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St. Juan Diego’s First Church

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City enshrines the famous tilma with the miraculous image of Mary. But there’s another church involved in the story: St. James in Tlatelolco, where St. Juan Diego was headed the day he first encountered Our Lady.

Our Lady of Candles

It’s got a funny name, but Tlacotalpan, Mexico, is the place to go to celebrate the Presentation of the Lord. The town in Veracruz takes a whole week to do so.