Feast of the Lady of Guadalupe
On a cold drizzling day outside the Provincial office, St. Elizabeth's parish in Oakland held its annual celebrations for the feast day of the Lady of Guadalupe. The festival ran from the evening of December 11th and well into the evening of the 12th. Parishioners and visitors filed through the doors to attend one of the many (very packed) masses, laying roses at the shrine to Mother Mary.
The city closed off the street in from the of the church to vehicular traffic. Vendors put in a marathon 24-hour showing, filled the air with the aromas of tacos, tamales, pupusas, corn, and other delicious foods. Mariachi bands played throughout the day and
Concheros dancers entertained the crowd well into the night.