The fiesta for San Sebastián is a celebration for the patron saint of one of Ajijic’s five barrios or neighborhoods, San Sebastián.
Each January 20, several families in the neighborhood help sponsor the fiesta, which includes a procession, music, a confetti egg fight, and the first appearance in the calendar year of Ajijic’s masked sayacas. The tradition was started about 30 years ago.
The procession starts at 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Marcos Castellanos and Emiliano Zapata Streets and goes to the plaza for a short church service before returning to where the procession started. Then people throw confetti-filled eggs at each other before the night settles into music and dancing outside.
Last updated January 21, 2019