On February third in the church in front of the Parroquia, you can receive a special blessing on your throat to protect you from colds and flus.
In honor of St. Anthony the Abbot, special animal blessings are held throughout San Miguel on the morning of January 17th.
At dawn St. Michael and his troops (at the Parroquia) battle Satan and his minions (across the jardin) with fireworks.
Pilgrims travel from all over Guanajuato to congregate for a mass on their horses in the small town of St. Martin about 30 miles from San Miguel de Allende.
Valentine’s Day it is not widely celebrated in San Miguel de Allende. In Mexico it is referred to as Día de Amistád or Day of Friendship
Saint Martha was the aggressive middle sister to her siblings Lazarus and Mary. Her dragon is featured in Corpus Christi celebrations.
Saint Francis is the patron saint of animals and the environment. He founded the Franciscan order and the tradition of living nativities.
A scapular – a small piece of rough wool cloth – was given in a vision by Virgin Mary promising protection especially at death.
The Virgin of San Juan de Lagos’ pilgrimage is the largest in the western hemisphere.
The Santa Anna church, alongside the Santa Anna Theater, recognizes this day devoted to Mary’s parents with fireworks, prayers and celebrations.