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La Paradura del Niño - Standing Up of the Child

Sabrina Volante from Venezuela

El Niño
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The baby in the manger is placed on a large handerchief and each corner is held by a person who hold a candle in his hand.


In the Andean region of Táchira, Mérida and Trujillo, the celebration called La Paradura del Niño is focused on Jesus as a baby. It is celebrated around the 6th of January.

It is a procession in which the baby in the manger is placed on a large handerchief and each corner is held by a person who hold a candle in his hand.

The baby is paraded around the town from house to house, and a drink is offered to the people who carry him. The people in the niño's (baby's) procession pray for him and for themselves.


Editor's Note:
Read about a
children's game based on this celebration that is played in the Andean Mountains of Venezuelan.


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