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On February 2, groups of Christians around the world celebrate Candlemas, commemorating the Virgin Mary's trip to the Template to present him to God as her firstborn. In Mexico, this celebration coincides with the Aztec celebration of the birth of the Sun. Over time, the two traditions have fused into what is now celebrated in many Mexican households as El Día de la Candelaria.
Learn all about this day and its cultural syncretism through a Spanish-language article and whole-class game to review the information. The article is provided in two levels of text complexity: fewer details with vocabulary support and more details without vocabulary support.