La Noche de las Velitas, or the Night of the Candles, is Colombia's annual celebration of the Immaculate Conception. The event marks the start of the Christmas celebration - even tho Christmas decorations have been up in Bogotá parks and plazas since October.
In Bogotá, La Noche de las Velitas is most famously celebrated in the La Candelaria neighborhood, and you'll find the most candles burning along historic 10th Street.
|The scene on 10th St.|
|Carfully lighting candles.|
|In the Callejon del Embudo|
|Celebrating the Virgin. Most of the plastic and paper candleshades used advertised beers.|
|On the Plaza del Chorro.|
|A bucketfull of candles.|
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