Celebrating "día de las velitas" (day of the little candles)
Día de velitas is celebrated on 7th December. This day is the unofficial start of the Christmas season in the country.
On this day, people place candles and paper lanterns on windowsills, balconies, porches, sidewalks, streets, parks and squares; in short, everywhere they can be seen, in honor of the Virgin Mary and her Immaculate Conception.
PS - missing all my Sydney friends who we celebrated this day with a couple of years ago! #diadevelitas#colombia#sottyincolombia#bogota#dayofthelittlecandles#velitas#candles#candlestick