Children’s Presentation

The Presentation of a Child is a thanksgiving ritual for a child who is forty days old or three years old.  Although this celebration is followed as part of a tradition in various Hispanic countries, the event has a historical connotation.

The Presentation of a Child (Las Presentaciones) is a ritual in honor of the Virgin Mary’s presentation at the temple at the age of three, and the Presentation of the Baby Jesus in the temple 40 days after Christmas. The child is dressed in a gown or elegant suit and is accompanied by parents and godparents.

The presentation of a child is stronger in the Mexican community.

To schedule one (at least a month in advance) or for more information contact the CRE.