December 12 2021 – QUEENS, New York:
A Catholic procession through Astoria for the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe ended at St. Joseph’s church in 30th Avenue. A small crowd gathered to watch the procession and traditional dancers perform in front of and then inside of the Cathedral.
The group performed at the front of the church while blowing conch shells then went back outside to perform a blessing ritual.
The Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a holiday celebrated every year on December 12th.
According to Catholic tradition: the virgin appeared to the indigenous Juan Diego in Mexico in 1531. She was named “Patroness of the Americas,” Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. She is one of the most respected religious figures in Mexico.