Hacienda Escondida Puerto Vallarta Bed and Breakfast Resort Villas is proud to support local area charities with our commitment to our the local community and culture.
Every year we support the charities of Christmas in the Dump and Cheryl's Shoe Box in partnership with area sponsors Casa JoJo Foundation and others. The highlight of our giving is our annual Christmas Party for charity where we encourage participants to bring shoes and toys for those charities as entrance to the event.
The most recent party was a huge success with special guest appearance by Spencer Day and others and bring contributions of shoes, soccer balls and lots of toys for those less fortunate.
Christmas and the month of December is very important to Mexican culture. Early December is of importance as days of prayer leading up to Guadalupe's feast day on December.
In a recent poll 8 of 10 Mexicans revere Guadalupe and they believe in her power to protect, heal and even grant miracles. This celebration continues through to Christmas Day. On December 14th however you will hear church bells on the hour and witness huge processions to the church.
It is a day where people wear their Mexican pride. Women were blouses embroidered with flowers of pre-Columbian patterns. The children also are dressed up. Many of the girls wear green or blue veils as if they were the Virgin. Girls and women wear dresses and men wear T-shirts all emblazoned with the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Many times boys will wear white pants and tops and painted mustaches. They represent the indigenous man and now saint, Juan Diego, to whom the Virgin appeared in Mexico City in 1531.
A huge crowd marches to the cathedral. People file in to say a prayer before an image of Guadalupe. Join us in celebration of this Mexican tradition.
The Hidden House Bed & Breakfast Resort Villas
Calle Lazaro Cardenas 567, Zona Romantica, Colonia Emiliano Zapata
Old Town Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico 48380