Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

Fiesta de San Miguel

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This fiesta for the patron saint of one of Ajijic’s six barrios was lost 200 years ago & recently revived.

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Not only do towns have a patron saint, but many neighborhoods in these towns also have their own patrón or patrona, too.

The neighborhood of San Miguel is one of Ajijic’s six barrios, but about 200 years ago, the annual fiesta for its eponymous saint disappeared from the town’s traditions. It’s been revived by those who live today in the neighborhood and is now in its fourth year.

The procession starts at 11 a.m. at the top of Tempisque Street. There at the foot of the hills, is a small cave where the image of San Miguel is kept throughout the year. The procession accompanies the image through town and then returned to the hills. The fiesta takes place all afternoon and into the night with food, music and other activities.

Last updated December 15, 2018

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