Published On: Wed, Mar 7th, 2018

Experiencing and appreciating Holy Week in San Miguel de Allende

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There is much to be appreciated and enjoyed by residents and visitors of all faiths in our amazing city. This is especially true when there is an opportunity to learn the cultural and historic foundations of the colorful and often solemn customs that can be experienced all over the city throughout the year. Semana Santa is certainly no exception.

Semana Santa, or Holy Week runs from Palm Sunday to Easter and is one of the most important and widely celebrated celebrated holidays in Mexico. Mexico has a variety of traditional Easter customs with a diversity of traditions linked to particular regions and cities. San Miguel de Allende is no exception where the celebrations by sanmiguelenses represent their traditions. During Holy Week, hundreds of people passionately display their deeply felt beliefs, fused through ancestral signs and symbols.

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We invite you to the meeting of the Midday Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende on March 20 where architect Mario Lopez Gonzalez Garza will carefully observe the paths that have been traced over the centuries to reach today, where the Lord of the Conquest is venerated through native dances and the Lord of the Column, is reverenced in the most important procession of Holy Week in San Miguel de Allende.

He will review maps showing the paths that the old settlers traveled through the Semana Mayor processions to reach San Miguel from different parts of the municipality.

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The speaker is a Mexican architect who, through his work, has focused on sustainability, social responsibility and urban marginality and has been involved in more than seventy national and international projects. The presentation is free and in English and is Tuesday, March 20, at 12:00 p.m. at Hotel Mision, Salida a Queretaro 1.

Ronald Felton




by Ronald Felton



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