2008 News Archive - Holidays - Honour St Michael in Mexico
15 05 2007
Nobody does festivals quite like the Mexicans, and when the town of San Miguel de Allende celebrates St Michael's Day on September 29th, visitors won't be disappointed.
The entire town comes alive with folk dances and lively street entertainment, with bands, food stalls and flower displays.
Eminently the most popular dance of the day is the Danza Guerrero, or the War Dance, which recognises the Spanish conquest of the native Indians in San Miguel.
Eventually revellers congregate at the town's historic cathedral - La Parroquia - and proceed to party the night away.
Set in the beautiful area of Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende has become one of the most popular cities in Mexico for tourists and rich foreign retirees.
Founded in 1542, the city boasts stunning colonial architecture and benefits from a mild, sunny climate.
San Miguel de Allende is also known for having an abundance of relaxing thermal springs.