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La Candelaria

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come celebrate La Candelaria Day with us!!!
Food and Art Workshops!
We are waiting for you this February 3 from 4 to 6 p.m.
In 2017, parent leaders from 4 local schools, (Kanoon Elementary Magnet, Saucedo Scholastic Academy, Spry Elementary Community and Hammond Elementary), came to us for support on recreating the Traditional Mexican Winter Celebrations in our community. The idea was to provide the families in the community a space where these annual celebrations can be experienced and passed on to their children. These celebrations are focused on gathering families to sing, walk, dance, perform, make and break pinatas, provide art activities and create a space for parents to share their stories from their childhood with their children, family, and friends.
These celebrations begin with the “Posada” in December, followed by “La Rosca de Reyes” in January, and close off on “El Dia de La Candelaria” in February. The first posada was such a great success, with over 300 residents attending each event, we knew we had to continue these celebrations.
We are proud and excited to announce in collaboration with parent leaders from Kanoon Elementary Magnet School, Saucedo Scholastic Academy, Spry Elementary Community School, and Hammond Elementary School we will be hosting our 5th annual series of traditional Mexican events:
-La POSADA NAVIDEÑA will be: Thursday, December 22nd 2022 from 4p – 7p at OPEN Center for the Arts
-LA ROSCA DE REYES will be: Friday, January 6th 2022 from 4p-6p at OPEN Center for the Arts
-EL DIA DE LA CANDELARIA will be on Friday, February 3rd 2022 from 4p-6p at OPEN Center for the Arts
There will be La Posada, Los Peregrinos, Los Villancicos, Los Aguinaldos, Las Piñatas, Los Tamales, Los Buñuelos, La Rosca, Los Monito, El Chocolate, El Pozole, El Champurrado, El Ponche, La Fruta, La Musica, Los Talleres de Arte y Los Premios. These events will be open for all to Enjoy and Remember.


OPEN Center for the Arts
2214 S. Sacramento Ave.
Chicago, IL 60623 United States
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