Friday, February 3

Candlemas Day: 5-meter-high child God arrives at the Iztapalapa mayor’s office

In the Catholic tradition, Every second of February, the purification of the Virgin Mary is celebrated after the birth of the child God, since she presented him in the church 40 days after childbirth.

in mexican culture It is customary to dress and take the Christ child to mass every year. The attire can vary according to what the parishioner requests of the infant.

There are those who dress the child God as saints, doctors, lawyers or any other profession. There is the infant of health, abundance and prosperity.


Prior to the celebration of Candlemas Day, members of the Morphix Group Workshop, made up of the Reséndiz Gómez Family, placed the largest child of God, known as the ‘Niño Dios de la Paz y el Bien’ on the esplanade of the Macroplaza of the Iztapalapa mayor’s office.

The child God is made on the basis of a skeleton with air muscles, painted in tempera with oil and crystal resin in the eyes. The tabs are made of creel of horse, measures five meters and weighs half a ton.

His message is to ask for a prayer of Peace, Health and Hope to the world for the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic; and its tradition is to honor and remember the people who remain alive.

In addition, in the same mayor’s office is carried out Iztapalapa Tamale Fair 2022, from January 28 to February 2.


This dish is a transcendental element in the Candelaria Day celebrations, according to Mexican tradition, those who found the doll in the Kings thread have the commitment to invite them.

According to information from the Iztapalapa City Hall, the fair has the objective of reactivating the economy and supporting local commerce.

With information from Cuartoscuro.



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