La Paradura del Niño – Standing Up of the Child

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.