Angels are a source of endless troubling speculation but here in SMA, angels are personified as relatable people that provide aid.
The festival honors the Holy Cross (Santa Cruz), and goes on for days
Three King’s Day, known as the Epiphany in other countries, is when the three Kings arrive into everyone’s home baring gifts for children.
The Immaculate Conception is when St. Anne became pregnant with the Blessed Mother, Mary. It is not when Mary became pregnant with Jesus.
The cross symbolizes the Chichimecas’ acceptance of the Catholic faith making San Miguel one of the world’s centers for worship of the Holy Cross.
Oaxaca and Guanajuato are two states in Mexico that often feature the devil in nativities.
Blessing of the taxis in San Miguel de Allende
St. Joseph, San José, was the husband of the Virgin Mary, and is one of the patron saints of San Miguel. Colonial era celebrations were large.
Saint James was the battle cry for the Spanish armies used when the Conquistadors fought the indigenous Mexicans in the 1500s.
Cecilia is one of the Church’s earliest saints and is the patroness of musicians. Her special day features a wide variety of music.