Matachines Dancers at St. Adalbert

South Bend Tribune/JAMES BROSHER David Bernal, 13, uses his phone to send a text as he waits to perform with Matachines dancers dressed as El Toro (the bull), a malevolent character symbolizing the devil, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at St. Adalbert Parish in South Bend. The dancing coincides with the feast in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is said to have appeared to Juan Diego, a poor man, on Dec. 9, 1531, as he walked to church near present-day Mexico City. The Matachines dance in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe each December to mark her appearance and subsequent miracle.

( December 12, 2012 )

South Bend Tribune/JAMES BROSHER David Bernal, 13, uses his phone to send a text as he waits to perform with Matachines dancers dressed as El Toro (the bull), a malevolent character symbolizing the devil, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at St. Adalbert Parish in South Bend. The dancing coincides with the feast in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is said to have appeared to Juan Diego, a poor man, on Dec. 9, 1531, as he walked to church near present-day Mexico City. The Matachines dance in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe each December to mark her appearance and subsequent miracle.

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