Event Category: Festivals/Fiestas
Fiesta en honor a la Santa Cruz del Valle del Maíz
Concerts and Processions in Valle de Maiz
Thursday, May 23, 8PM
Friday, May 24, 7, 9 and 11 PM
Saturday, May 25, 6PM
Sunday 26, 8PM
Monday 27, 8PM
Tuesday 28, 8 PM (clowns at 6 PM)
Wednesday 29, 7, 8:15 and 9:15
Friday, May 31st, 5PM procession
Sat. June 1st, 7PM procession and performances at 8PM
Valle de Maiz
Starting Thursday, May 23rd though Sunday June 2nd expect daily live music concerts in Valle de Maiz to wrap up the month-long celebrations for the sacred cross. On Friday the 31st there is procession around the area featuring music and dancing. The big event is the procession Saturday, June 1st at 7PM followed at 8 PM by dance presentations.
A not-to-be-missed fiesta/event in one of the original neighborhoods of San Miguel. The hill is long and tall; you might want to take a taxi.
El Valle del Maiz is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. The majority of its inhabitants are of Chichimeca or Otomi origin, and during its festival, which takes place the last weekend of May, people venerate the Santa Cruz, in a mixture of Catholic and pre-Hispanic traditions.
The celebration venerates a Catholic symbol, such as the cross, but also performs indigenous dances and rituals like the blessing to the four winds, part of the Chichimeca culture before the Spanish domination. “The Spanish brought the Catholic religion, which was unknown to us. We adopted all their rituals, but we had the need to continue with our original customs that we practiced before the conquest, and we found an opportunity to do so at the party. ”
The main objective of the festival is to give thanks for the blessings received during the past year and ask for a good rainy season and an abundant harvest. “It is the need of people to believe in God or something or someone, and give thanks for life, for everything we have, and to ask for benefits during the coming year. The celebration is wonderful because it is a space where people meet, talk, forgive and share. This is the wonder of this party “,
#Invitacion | Festividad del Valle del Maíz
Posted by San Miguel De Allende Noticias Con Valor on Friday, April 19, 2019
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