La fiesta de San Miguel
Celebration of Arch Angel San Miguel
September 25-October 6, 2014
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 26 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
rich exotic flavors of San Miguel de Allende!
On Sept. 25 Casa Carmen, our charming home away from home, will be waiting for us with open arms, flowers, candles and a welcoming fiesta under the stars and that's just the beginning! Here is just a smattering of some of the joy we will share.....
a full day out into the countryside of Guanajuato to an ancient working hacienda; a photographers dream of a life time! Jesus, our guide for the day, will share the rich history and captivating folklore of Mexico, hacienda life and the and mysteries of mescal. We will travel back in time to rest in the cool shade of bougainvillea and enjoy a leisurely traditional meal swapping stories, wandering through the ruins of the once richest land owner of all time. Enjoy sweeping vistas, stunning fountains, towering arches, gorgeous gardens, tapestries and opulent wall murals that all reflect Mexico's romantic past. From here we will travel to a traditional mescal distillery to witness the age old process of mashing the roasted hearts of blue agave with burros walking the giant round disk of volcanic rock slowly around. We will have the honor of tasting the heart of roasted blue agave and sipping this mythical, mysterious, medicinal elixir of Mexicos past.
We will visit the newest home of Mente Cacao
for a demonstration of the harvesting and traditional preparation
of one of many soulful gifts to the world from Mexico;
cacoa and the birth of chocolate.
Trust me, you will never forget the aroma and taste of this day.
We will visit Fabrica la Aurora for their new "working Artists"
open studios program, a chance to see art works in progress and
brush shoulders with the muses of some of
Mexico's hottest contemporary artists.
We will share a Sunday pilgrimage to
one of the most cherished devotional destinations in
the northern hemisphere, with time to also slueth for
milagros in the thriving outdoor religious market.
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 within the town of San Miguel 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 traditional and contemporary artisans in their private ateliers, for private demonstrations, heartfelt conversations and a chance to experience Mexico, behind the veil; as only an old friend can.
We will revel in each moment as San Miguel
unfolds her endless charm,
her warm endearing 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
mariachis and time to savor all things Mexico!
High in the Sierra Madre Mountains in the state of Guanajuato
waits the 400 year old colonial town of San Miguel de Allende.
Rich tradition, exotic colors, enticing aromas,
where the old and contemporary converge in a rich offering of art, culture and charm.
San Miguel sits on a hillside,
with inspiring vistas and glorious architecture.
Declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site,
San Miguel de Allende is a bustling colonial community with a perfect climate and elevation of 6,300 ft.
Visitors are greeted with blooming flowers,
fresh air, blue skies, cobblestone streets, rich colonial architecture,
gourmet restaurants and an experience to savor forever.
La Fiesta de San Miguel
welcoming party, eleven nights accommodation, delicious breakfast, lunch as a family each day,
group transport from Leon, Guanjuato to San Miguel and transport back to airport at the end of our tour,
group adventures and the inspiration of a lifetime.
room for 12
Price of tour for double occupancy $2,200.00
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