Romería of the Virgin of Zapopan
Av. Fray Antonio Alcalde 10, Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Photo courtesy of Kaniwá Comunicación y Patrimonio Cultural
Romería of the Virgin of Zapopan Every year at dawn on October 12, you can join around three million people in a procession led by tribal dancers and priests to accompany the wooden statue of the Virgin of Zapopan on the nearly five-mile journey from the Guadalajara Cathedral to the Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan. The third most important pilgrimage in Mexico, it’s an amazing spectacle that turns from a devout mission to a huge party with fireworks and dancing in the evening.