Parade honouring Ignacio Allende
By Atención staff, photos by Antonio De Jesús Aguado and Comunicación Social
On January 21, the 245 anniversary of the birth of the Mexican Independence hero General Ignacio Allende y Unzaga, was celebrated in San Miguel de Allende. Allende was born here in 1769, when the city was known as San Miguel el Grande; it took his current name after the hero.
The celebration included the participation of the Heroic National Mexican Army in a traditional civic-military parade, through the main street of the city, with the participation of over 500 military personnel, members of the emergency corps, educative institutions and beauty queens.