2022 Alborada and Festival of St. Michael

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Event Category: All Events and Mexico Holidays/Observances

  • Aborada Schedule for 2022

    “At 2:30 a.m., from the neighborhoods of Valle del Maíz, La Aurora, and La Estación, enormous stars made of colorful Chinese paper, with 6, 8, and 12 peaks, begin to arrive at the Main Garden. He had explained to me that they evoke the Virgen de la Luz, venerated since 1930 by those who worked in the old textile factory La Aurora; they carry candles inside because they illuminated the processions since times when there were no electric lights in the streets. These dancing figures are held up on wooden poles about 2 meters high, which gives the impression that they float above the crowd. The ringing of the main bell at 4:00 a.m. interrupts the revelry and marks the beginning of La Alborada, a luminous offering to please the “Archangel Lord St. Michael,” as they call him, and thus grant them blessings throughout the year.” Source: Mexico Desconocido.

    There are scheduled processions in the communities it represents, its novena and pilgrimages from different colonies, and the big festival that will begin on September 29, on the day of San Miguel Arcángel, with its mañanitas, then on Saturday, October 1, the traditional dawn with the stars, the confirmations of girls and boys, the entrance of the xúchiles, several masses in his honor and much more.

    Published September 3, 2022 (sp)

    Of the processions with the pilgrim image of the Archangel San Miguel in the communities, these are taking place from August 31 to September 19, where the communities of Cerritos, San Agustín, Los González, San Antonio de las Cuevitas, San Valente, La Playa, Cabrera, Tovares, Venturina, Moral, Talega, Organs, San José de Gracia, Santa Elena, Luz de Jacales, San Julián, La Amistad and Landeta. At 4:00 p.m. the image is received and at 5:00 p.m. a Eucharistic celebration.

    Of the pilgrimages of the colonies, these are from September 22 to October 1. There will be from the Cuesta de San José, Infonavit La Luz, the Corn Valley, San Juan de Dios, the Chorro, the Ignacio Ramírez market, the Royal Exit to Querétaro and the Railway Station, at 5:00 in the afternoon where we will be accompanied by some groups of crazy people, dances and horseback riding.

    The novena prayer is from Friday, September 23 to Sunday, October 2. During these days there will be Eucharists at 7:00 am, 8:00 am, 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm.


    Thursday, September 29:

    12:00 pm. – Mañanitas to San Miguel Arcángel by the Association of Charros, Godinez Brothers, Priests and parishioners in general.

    Friday, September 30

    8:00 pm – Temple of the Holy School / Board of A. N. M. shift
    9:00 pm – Solemn Pastoral Vigil of Mexican night worship.
    11:00 pm – Concelebration of the holiday.

    Saturday, October 1

    04:00 am – Traditional “Alborada”.
    07:00 am – Holy Eucharist celebration.
    08:00 am – Holy Eucharist celebration at Holy School.
    10:00 am – Confirmations. First batch.
    12:00 pm – Second batch confirmations. Eucharist in honor of St. Michael the Archangel.
    01:15 pm – Eucharist in the main square with pilgrims, horseback riding to Cristo Rey, Santa María de Guadalupe and San Martín de Terreros.
    04:00 pm – Eucharist. Pilgrimage rural communities.
    05:00 pm – Great Pilgrimage of dances and xúchiles, from the bridge of Guanajuato to the parish atrium.
    07:00 pm – Exhibition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary.
    07:45 pm – Blessing of the Blessed Sacrament.
    08:00 pm – Celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
    09:30 pm – Fireworks Celebration

    Sunday October 02

    07:00 am – Sagrada eucaristía.
    08:00 am – Sagrada eucaristía
    09:00 am – Eucaristía en la Santa Escuela.
    11:00 – Sagrada eucaristía.
    12:00 pm – Solemne celebración eucarística, presidida por monseñor Víctor Alejandro Aguilar Ledesma (obispo de Celaya).
    01:00 pm – Tribute to Fray Juan de San Miguel in his monument by the dance associations.
    01:30 pm – Holy Eucharist.
    05:00 pm – Holy Eucharist.
    06:00 pm – Holy Eucharist.
    07:00 pm – Exhibition of the Blessed Sacrament. Sung rosary.
    07:45 pm – Blessing of the Blessed Sacrament.
    08:00 pm – Holy Eucharist.
    09:30 pm – Burning of fireworks.

    Sunday 09 October

    12:00 pm – Walk with the image of St. Michael the Archangel, visiting the temples of the Immaculate Conception, the temple of Santa Ana, the Oratory of San Felipe Neri and San Francisco.

    Monday, October 17

    06:00 pm – Living Rosary. Esplanade of the main garden.

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