Online Extras: Center Celebrates La Purísima

The Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace, is the patron saint
of Nicaragua. In light of the recent violence, this
year’s celebration was most sacred.

La Purísima, an 11-day celebration devoted to the Virgin Mary, takes place between November 28 and December 8. Mary is the patron saint of Nicaragua. During these days, people gather with their family and friends to pray and sing to the Virgin. The songs, fruits, candies, and toys create an atmosphere of joy that grows over the days. On December 4, the Center celebrated La Purisima with a musical concert that featured the Àngel Torrellas Choir. Many members from the community gathered together to honor the Virgin Mary.