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Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebración in Lansing

For the past five or six years, Alberto’s Beauty Salon has hosted a December 12 celebration in honor of the Lady of Guadalupe. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (December 2017) – For the Hispanic Catholic community in Lansing, December 12 is a special day. It is the date when tradition says the Lady of Guadalupe appeared to a Mexican peasant, Juan Diego, in 1531. In Mexico, the date is a national holiday, a day when schools and businesses close and families gather for feasting and music.

In Lansing, Three Roosters and Albertos Beauty Salon have held their own December 12 celebration for five or six years. “It’s an important day in the community,” explains Daisy Herrera, manager at Three Roosters. Owner Ernesto Acevedo donates food for the gathering, a Catholic priest does the mass, and a Mariachi band—this year, El Mariachi Imperial Azteca— accompanies the festivities.

Though Three Roosters’ Celebración de nuestra Virgen de Guadalupe is particularly meaningful for Hispanics, hospitality is extended to all of Lansing. The Lady of Guadalupe is said to represent the poor and marginalized, and Mexican-American hospitality is famous for making people feel welcome.

Celebration details:

En Honor a La Virgen de Guadalupe
   (In honor of the Lady of Guadalupe)
Three Roosters y (and) Alberto’s Beauty Salon
Los Invita a Todos a Reunirse
   (invite everyone to meet)
El 12 de Diciembre (December 12)
Para la Gran Celebración de Nuestra Virgen de Guadalupe
   (for the great celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe)
Habra Misa, Mariachi, y Comida.
    (There will be mass, Mariachi, and food.)
Acompananos para la Misa
(Join us for mass)

  • Tuesday, 12/12/17, 9:00am
  • Alberto’s Beauty Salon, 3220 E 171ST Street, Lansing IL 60438


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.