A traditional luminaria is a brown paper bag, weighted by sand, with a lit votive candle inside.
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California and the Southwest, and cities such as New York city and Miami).
There is also increasing attention to the relations between Latin America and the Caribbean as a whole.
Built in 1793, the San Felipe de Neri church is the oldest building in the city and the third oldest Hispanic church in New Mexico.
Old Town Plaza and the church are the center of many Hispanic traditions in Albuquerque, including the San Felipe Fiestas held each year at the end of May and early June.