Schedule of Festivities in Honour of Our Lady of Peace
In Bucerias January 15 – 24, 2019
For 10 days starting January 15 until the 24th the town of Bucerias celebrates their patron saint. Every morning at 6 a.m. the traditional Mañanitas are sung, and every evening starting at 8 p.m. there will be a cultural-musical festival at the main plaza.
During this time there are religious processions with early morning and evening mass and a carnival takes over the streets of centro with games of chance, rides, music and more. It is a loud, boisterous ten days that brings to community together and ends with a colourful parade of decorated fishing boats sailing across from La Cruz to receive blessings from the church.
On Thursday, January 24 is the final day of celebration. Expect many fireworks and cuates (very loud rockets) to explode through the day and night. Secure your pets and make sure they are properly tagged for easy return if they should get scared and run.
Day of Celebration – January 24
5am – Morning prayers to the Holy Virgin
6am – Mass
8:30am – Pilgrimage procession of all Parish children
11am – Arrival of pilgrims by flotilla from La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
12noon – Mass co -celebrated by all priests and deacons in the area
6pm – Pilgrimage
7pm – Mass