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Dia de las Velitas service tonight at St. John’s

Tonight's Candlelight Prayer service, at 10:15 p.m. at St. John's Chapel, will be led by Felipe Estefan '08, and include a celebration of the Immaculate Conception of Mary.

He explained that tonight in his homeland, Colombia, they traditionally light candles in front of the houses and apartments in signal of the celebration of Mary's Immaculate Conception.

The celebration is the Day of the Little Candles (Dia de las Velitas), which marks the beginning of Christmas celebrations in Colombia and the time when Christmas decorations all around the country are lighted.

This traditional Colombian celebration consists of lighting candles outside houses and in sidewalks with family and friends and praying or singing to Mary and Jesus.

As always, all are invited.