In Latin countries the Feast of the Presentation of Christ is called La Candelaria and is sometimes marked by a procession carrying a santo of the Virgen de la Candelaria with her Child.
In Mexico, our informants referred to the santo itself as La Candelaria.
Usually the Virgin and Child both wear crowns and carry sceptres, and both are dressed in cloth costumes. Sometimes the Virgin's costume frames the face as in the image at left.
The Candelaria at the center of the festivities in Puno, Peru, carries a pair of doves in baskets, in reference to the narrative in Luke 2:22-38 (cached).
Feast day: February 2
At left, Canary Islands Virgen de la Candelaria
Cloth and frame santo from Rural Mexico