By Karen Ocampo
The Mexican Revolution is commemorated every year on November 20. This time in San Miguel de Allende, we have a very special parade to celebrate its 105th anniversary, organized by the Education Board and other collaborating organizations. Honoring icons from that time in history, we remember the struggle for land and freedom for the poor. Schools putting on gymnastic performances and marching bands are the main events, but specialized groups like the firefighters, Mexican Red Cross, horsemen, Lions Club, Rotary Club, among other contingents, participate, totaling 22 groups in all.
This very special national parade will begin on Cardo, pass through Ancha de San Antonio, Zacateros, Canal, Hernández Macías, Mesones, Nuñez, San Francisco, and the main plaza, and finish up at Correo. It is worth watching. It begins at 11am, but thanks to suggestions from townsfolk, the Education Board is currently looking for it to begin earlier next year, so it does not go on until 3:00pm as it has done in the past.