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‘Our roots, our tradition’ -- Hundreds celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe in Auburn

Our Lady of Guadalupe parade chants, gallops, celebrates through Auburn
By: Jon Schultz, Journal Staff Writer
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Hundreds joined in a parade Wednesday through the streets of Auburn to celebrate the vision of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic tradition with deep roots in the Hispanic community.

A colorful float with a young woman and boy representing the vision of Our Lady of Guadalupe in front of a kneeling Juan Diego led the parade and horses adorned in elaborate attire trotted and danced behind the procession as the sun began to set.

They would make their way to St. Teresa of Avila Parish on Atwood Road, about two miles from the starting point of Regional Park, and the celebration would continue into the evening with a feast, mariachi music and folk dancing.

It is the second year the church has organized the parade through Auburn.

“It’s mostly the union as a family,” Lorenzo Salinas said of what the event means to the community. “Our roots, our tradition, mostly to keep us together.”