Saturday, December 11, 2021, 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm
399 Main Street, Greenfield, MA - Red Door on Hope Street
In Mexico, the day is a statewide public holiday. The entire population is off, and schools and businesses are closed. Catholics all around the globe celebrate Our Lady Of Guadalupe Day with Mass, dancing, and celebration. In the United States, it has been honored as a day of prayer in solidarity with immigrants and refugees since 2016.
The story is that a newly Christianized Indigenous Mexican peasant, Juan Diego, had a vision of a woman (the Virgin Mary), who asked him to build a church in her honor. She spoke to him in the Aztec language Nahuatl. This apparition happened in 1531, just ten years after the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs.
The day means many different things to many people. Over the years, Guadalupe has been used alternatively, and sometimes simultaneously, as a symbol of liberation as well as one of accommodation and control. However, the message of our Lady of Guadalupe could be interpreted to mean that it is okay for us to blend traditions. The Virgin of Guadalupe is still perceived as both a symbol heralding freedom and a signifier of submission. Our Lady of Guadalupe remains a powerful symbol of Mexican identity and faith, and her image is associated with everything from motherhood to feminism to social justice.
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Chef Kirsten & the Stone Soup Café crew
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The Café’s food philosophy is the reason its menus and meals have become a popular draw to our community. Our philosophy is to find a celebration that falls on each Saturday (or close to it) from any tradition or place on the planet.
Each week the Chef team searches the world for these opportunities to celebrate our community. We embrace cuisine from around the world and bring it to the table for all to eat. Our desire is to provide palette-expanding opportunities that meet the needs of all our guests.
Our food is made from scratch – rarely opening cans or boxes – and meets the needs of any dietary preference or restriction. Our weekly menu offers vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free foods as well as meat or fish protein options.
We believe that when we sit down together and share a meal we become a beloved community – a family who shares times of celebration and traditions.
Have a favorite celebration that you’d like to suggest to us? Send us an email!