Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

For over a hundred years the resident’s of Albuquerque’s south valley Williams barrio have celebrated the annual Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  The entire community participates by building and decorating Niches outside their homes, attending meetings and services at St.Francis Xavier Catholic Church.  The events lead up to a grand parade with musicians and dancers whirling in a grand celebration dedicated to the Virgin Mary, illustrating her importance in the Hispanic and Native American communities.

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