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Mexican New Yorkers celebrate day of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Dancers in indigenous costumes perform outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City on 12 December, 2015.
Dancers in indigenous costumes perform outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City on 12 December, 2015. AFP PHOTO/Omar Torres

Immigrants in the United States often arrive with rich cultural traditions whether its literature, food, music, dance or art which often transition to infuse the country’s culture tapestry. In December in the US, Christian’s celebrate Christmas, for the Jew’s it is Hanukkah, and for African American families it's Kwanza. A new tradition in the US arising from its largest minority is celebrated in second week of December, the Mexican’s celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe. An indigenous, mysterious virgin Mary, and patron saint of Mexicans during the wars of independence. From New York, Rebecca Myles has more.

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