La fiesta de San Miguel
Celebration of Arch Angel San Miguel
September 28-October 8, 2016
After the rainy season subsides when everything is blooming under azure skies there is no better season to return to the wonder that is always waiting in San Miguel de Allende! Recently voted top destination in the world by Conde Naste Travelers San Miguel is a rich mosaic of stunning architecture, vibrant culture, thriving traditional and contemporary art, warm inviting weather, delicious cuisine, and beginning September 28 a fiesta to end all fiestas! Together we will enjoy eleven glorious days; filled with an out pouring of love, processions, and traditions. Be prepare to be astonished as an entire city celebrates their beloved patron saint. The nights will be laced with fireworks and the days long with colourful processions as the entire country arrives in elaborate traditional garments, sharing music, dance and happiness that last long into each night.
The Feast of San Michael is celebrated on the 29th of September every year. As it falls near the equinox, the day is associated with the beginning of Autumn and the shortening of days. San Michael is one of the principal Archangels, protector against the dark of the night. As we move into the edge of winter - the celebration of Michaelmas is associated with encouraging protection during the dark months ahead. San Miguel's combat with evil is acted out each year in front of the Parroquia in a grand fireworks battle that lights up the dark of night; when, just before sunrise, the victory of good over evil is won once more and everyone stops to sing out their thanks as peace reigns over this beautiful town once more.
Come away with me and fill your soul cups with the
light of San Miguel de Allende!
We will revel in each moment as San Miguel
unfolds her endless charm,
her warm inclusion of each of us
in the rich embroidery of a soulful life.
Be prepared to fall in love.
There will be heart opening adventures, celebrations,
new friends, sumptuous meals,
mariachis and time to savor all things Mexico!
La Fiesta de San Miguel
eleven nights accommodation at beautiful Casa Carmen,
welcoming fiesta, delicious cook to order breakfast each day,
sumptuous lunches served family style, hiking tour to Canada de la Virgen,
a private tour to meet the
creators of the beloved mojigangas, cooking classes,
horseback riding tour into the heart of rural Mexico
with a gourmet traditional lunch served el fresco and pulque tasting, music,
group adventures yet to be announced and the inspiration of a lifetime.
room for 12
please direct all your inquires to
your host for
La Fiesta de San Miguel
i began traveling through the interior, indigenous and richly traditional areas of mexico by the age of sixteen.
my love and admiration grows with each return.
mexico permanently resides in my heart and my greatest joy is filling yours
with the warmth and charm that is always waiting there.
i collect "souls" that fit together in a rich tapestry of shared appreciation
for diverse cultures, folk art, traditional celebrations, charm and verve.
Closest to my heart is the chance to open doors to off the beaten path
age old treasures and best kept secrets of San Miguel.
While we will enjoy many not to be missed favorites in the town,
we will also leave the bustling cobblestones behind to scour the back roads
into the ancient heartbeat of this intriguing culture.
It is my pleasure to introduce you to the rich traditional and contemporary,
the timeless and ephemeral as we experience Mexico
behind the veil,
as only an old friend can.
i hope this will be your year to come away with me!