Rotary Hosts Talk About Local Holy Week Customs

By Ron Felton

There is much to be appreciated and enjoyed by residents and visitors of all faiths in our amazing city. This is especially true when there is an opportunity to learn the cultural and the historical foundations of the colorful and often solemn customs that can be experienced all over the city throughout the year. Semana Santa is certainly no exception. Semana Santa, or Holy Week, runs from Palm Sunday to Easter and is one of the most important and widely celebrated holidays in Mexico.

Mexico has a variety of traditional Easter customs, with a diversity of traditions linked to particular regions and cities. San Miguel de Allende is no exception. During Holy Week, hundreds of people here passionately display their deeply felt beliefs through ancestral signs and symbols.

We invite you to the meeting of the Midday Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende on March 20, where architect Mario Lopez Gonzalez Garza will carefully present the paths that have been traced over the centuries to today, when Sanmiguelenses venerate local objects of devotion during Semana Santa: The Lord of the Conquest is revered using native dances and other celebratory customs, while the Lord of the Column is revered in the most important procession of Holy Week in San Miguel de Allende. Garza will review maps showing the paths that the old settlers traveled to reach San Miguel from different parts of the municipality.

Garza is a Mexican architect who, through his work, has focused on sustainability, social responsibility, and urban marginality and has been involved in more than seventy national and international projects. The presentation is free and presented in English.

Rotary is where neighbors, friends and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change. For more information, contact President Fred Collins at presidentmidday@berkleyline.com and see RotarySMAMidday.org.

 

Rotary Presentation

“Experiencing and Appreciating Holy Week in San Miguel de Allende”

Ron Felton

Tue, Mar 20, 12pm

Hotel Misión

Salida a Querétaro 1

415 112 3413

Free

 

 

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