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Guadalupe, AZ

The town of Guadalupe is a community of approximately 5,500 residents and is located between Phoenix and Tempe at the base of South Mountain. Apartment hunters looking to actively participate in a community that values culture will find Guadalupe to be an ideal place to live.

Originally founded by the Yaqui Indians and named after the patron saint of Mexico, the Virgin of Guadalupe, the community is very culture-oriented and prides itself on a number of exciting traditions and festivals that take place throughout the year.

Apartment renters in Guadalupe will cherish the opportunity to witness some of the most culturally-rich festivals in the area, especially during the Lent and Easter seasons in early Spring. In these ceremonies, the Yaqui Indians, called the Yoeme, participate in a procession every Friday night during the Lent season.

The ceremonies, which originated in the early 1600's in Mexico before the Native Americans migrated to Guadalupe, include deer and pascola dances and songs which have been passed down through generations by trained instructors. Guadalupe apartment renters can enjoy the festivals, which showcase these dances as well as instruments, masks and costumes which are all important aspects of the Yaqui culture.

While many of these events are open to the public, apartment renters in the Guadalupe community must experience everything the festivals have to offer first-hand, as the Yaquis do not allow photographs during the ceremonies.

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