Tamales for La Candelaria

 A traditional desert for the Eve of Epiphany – Fiesta of the three kings when a “Rosca” ~a fruit bread is cut.”   

During  “Dia de la Candelaria”, the tamales are served to everyone on this second day of February. 

 Everyone? you may ask, Yes… There is a baby doll in the Rosca and whoever finds it at his/her share is responsible for this magnificent tamale party.  

Children are dressed for the Candelaria ~ Fiesta at the Market celebrating the birth of the new testament. 

With a romantic story behind, many celebrations happen during this “Candelaria Day.” A historical one, is at a chapel in Coyoacan, in the south of Mexico City where Hernan Cortez and the Malinche had performed mass in 1526.

As the advisor to the Spanish Conquistador, The Malinche played a role during the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.

With a magnificent experience of spices, vegetables and hot peppers at beautiful Baja Peninsula, filled this masterpiece.  

Thank you to Kathy Shapiro for creating this masterpiece of flavors in 2020. 

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