NEW HAVEN — To honor the patron saint of their native Mexican town, 15 men brought in dancers, musicians, ornate costumes, and a little something special: sand.
Originally hailing from Teacalco, Mexico, the group of New Haveners worked through the year to bring the celebration of Saint Apollonia—a little bit of home—all the way here. And for the first time in a decade, they recreated an intricate sand painting connected with the festival in Mexico.
The celebration took place Tuesday night at St. Rose of Lima—a Fair Haven neighborhood church home to many Latin American immigrant families.
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