‘LAS MAÑANITAS A LA VIRGEN’ SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 AT 10 P.M./9 P.M. CT
TWO-HOUR SPECIAL BROADCAST FROM LA BASÍLICA DE GUADALUPE, MEXICO CITY
‘DIA DE LA VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE’, MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 AT 1 P.M./12 P.M. CT
CELEBRATORY MASS FROM MEXICO CITY
LOS ANGELES, CA, December 7, 2022 – EstrellaTV presents two nights of events celebrating La Virgen de Guadalupe on December 11 and 12, celebrating this important religious and cultural holiday for Latinos in the U.S. and in Mexico. Estrella will air Las Mañanitas a La Virgen on EstrellaTV and the EstrellaTV app on Sunday, December 11 at 10 p.m./9 p.m. CT and the Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe mass on Monday, December 12 at 1 p.m./Noon CT.
Las Mañanitas a La Virgen is a two-hour special that pays tribute to and celebrates the importance and cultural legacy of Our Lady of Guadalupe from La Basílica de Guadalupe in Mexico City. Las Mañanitas a La Virgen is a co-production with TVAzteca, and the event will be hosted by EstrellaTV’s Palmira Perez and Abel Alvarez in Los Angeles, along with Padre Geraldo Galaviz from the L.A. Archdiocese and Ernesto Vega, an expert with a master’s degree in theological studies. In Mexico City, Padre Jose de Jesus Aguilar and TVAzteca’s Jimena Perez, Sergio Sepúlveda, and Mónica Castañeda will be on site.
Las Mañanitas a La Virgen will honor Our Lady of Guadalupe with various musical performances centering on the “morenita” from Tepeyac, the song of Las Mañanitas. Performers include: award-winning singer/songwriter Joss Favela; singer Carolina Ross; Regional Mexican singer Luis R. Conriquez; GRAMMY-winning singer and actress Aida Cuevas and her daughter Valeria Cuevas; singer Priscilla Angel; singer Camila Fernandez; singer and Premios de la Radio winner Gerardo Diaz; singer Adriana Ríos; and singer/actress Esmeralda Ugalde.
On Monday, December 12 at 1 p.m./noon CT, EstrellaTV will air an encore of Las Mañanitas a La Virgen, followed by the Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe Catholic mass, a one-hour ceremony that includes musical performances.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe, is a Catholic title of Mary, mother of Jesus, associated with a series of five Marian apparitions, which are believed to have occurred in December 1531. An image of the Virgin Mary on a cloak is enshrined within the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is one of the most important holidays in Mexico and for Catholics around the world. This annual celebration on December 12 commemorates the actual day of apparition in 1531.