“Adoring the Saints: Fiestas in Central Mexico” by Yolanda Lastra, Dina Sherzer, and Joel Sherzer

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Journal of Folklore Research

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Adoring the Saints: Fiestas in Central Mexico is a triple-authored book detailing two overlapping and complementary patron saint fiestas in the Mexican state of Guanajuato: the fiesta of Holy Burial of Cruz del Palmar, celebrated on January 1, and the fiesta of Saint Louis in San Luis de la Paz, celebrated on August 25. A main argument of the book is that the communities honor each other’s fiestas and are ritually linked.