5 Holidays to Celebrate in San Miguel de Allende
Undoubtedly San Miguel de Allende is a unique place where beautiful architecture is combined with the cosmopolitan and relaxed atmosphere that make its inhabitants, so thousands of people around the country and the world are looking for the best time to visit the city and enjoy its charms. For that reason we will leave 5 holidays that you can use as an excuse (if necessary) to come, celebrate and have a good time in the company of your family and good friends.
Lets Dance like “Locos“
Although this 2016 has already taken place the “parade of crazy” it is without thinking twice one of the most important festivities of the city. The downtown streets are dressed in joy with unique and creative costumes that locals prepare for the carnival party full humor and sweets in honor of San Antonio of Padua. Put on your costume and we’ll be waiting for you next year. Bare in mind that this festival concurs with other activities around the city like the food festival Sabores (we will discuss this on another occasion).
Date: The first Sunday after the day of San Antonio de Padua (June 13)
More Film Please!
The Guanajuato International Film Festival fills our streets, with films, actors, directors and fans included. Short films and international films are screened in public places such as the main square, the Juárez park and even horror films lovers can enjoy midnight projections in the local pantheon. Party, joy and a lot of films run through the streets of one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Are you want to miss it?
Date: July 22 to 31 in two locations Capital Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende.
Que Viva México y Que Viva Allende
An unmissable date for all Mexicans is the independece day of our country and one of the best places to do so is San Miguel de Allende. Here, Don Ignacio Allende with the priest Hidalgo and other insurgents concocted the plan that gave us freedom gathered in the basement of a house under the excuse of partying they decided the future of our nation. Celebrate with us partying down in the historic streets and buildings which still smell of freedom. Shout along with hundreds of people on the main square “Viva” to each of our national heroes.
Date: September 15.
Celebrate Like a Local
While we talked about one of the most important holidays, “the parade of locos” we can count “Alborada” (dawn) as the other major local holiday. Since it is this date we celebrate the patron saint of the city, San Miguel Archangel. During this event the dancers decorate the streets and the party does not stop overnight, but the celebration reaches its peak at 4 in the morning when fireworks appear. Get ready to party all night.
Date: Weekend closest to September 29 (it can even be on October).
Load Up Some Good Vibe For The New Year
And finally you can not miss Christmas and New Year in San Miguel. With ornaments propers of this time of the year and the giant tree you can feel an atmosphere of peace, tranquility and party through the streets. Prepare to gain a few pounds with typical meals accompanied by the traditional fruit punch and shout “Happy New year” hugging and congratulating a bunch of strangers just to wish them the best for the upcomming year.
Date: December 24 and January 1.
Do not hesitate to visit us on these holidays or any other time! Hope to see you soon!