Feast of the Immaculate Conception

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  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Mexico

    The Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Inmaculada Concepción de María) is celebrated in Catholic churches in Mexico and worldwide on December 8. It focuses on the concept that Jesus’ mother Mary was conceived without sin.


    Virgin Mary mother of child Jesus

    Celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

    Many churches hold special masses dedicated to Mary and her conception. It is a particularly special event in the town of San Juan de los Lagos in northeastern Jalisco, central Mexico. Celebrations include street festivals, food stalls, music, exhibitions, and games.


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    The feast of the Immaculate Conception is a religious observance and not a statutory federal holiday in Mexico.


    About the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

    Many theologians, including St Thomas Aquinas, questioned the idea of Mary’s immaculate conception until Pope Pius IX proclaimed it to be an essential dogma in the Catholic Church on December 8, 1854. The written document on this is known as the Ineffabilis Deus. Since then, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the belief that Mary was born without sin and that God chose her to be Jesus’ mother.

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