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Expo to Promote Guanajuato’s UN-Protected Indigenous Cuisine

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By Jesús Aguado Nowadays Guanajuato is well-known for its wine, and also for its mezcal, but not many talk about the state’s rich gastronomy. But little by little, the state’s traditional dishes are coming to prominence. Once upon a time, very few people knew that Guanajuatense cooks traditionally prepare a delicacy made with field mice, [...]

The Grand Fiesta May Be Over, But There’s More Fun to Be Had

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By Jesús Aguado Surrounded by music, dancing and fireworks, Sanmiguelenses enacted their traditional annual celebrations last weekend to honor St Michael the Archangel. The fiesta, which has many indigenous roots, began on Friday, September 27, in the three oldest neighborhoods of San Miguel: El Valle del Maíz, La Aurora, and La Estación. There, traditionalists brought [...]

Donated Day of the Dead Photos Go on Sale to Benefit La Biblioteca’s Programs

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By Jesús Aguado The heart of Mexico is San Miguel de Allende, while the heart of this city, many would argue, is the Biblioteca. Our organization recently caught the attention of international photographer Harry John Kerker, who has captured with his lenses the daily life of San Miguel in over 120 photos that he donated [...]

LA FERIA DE SAN MIGUEL

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The San Miguel Festival Attracts With an overall attendance of more than 8,000 people enjoying food, games, music, and other novelties, San Miguel de Allende closed out the first weekend of its annual fair. The concerts alone attracted around 6,000 attendees. On Friday, September 20, attendees danced to the rhythms of the Sonora Santanera orchestra, [...]

Mayor Villarreal Makes His First Annual Government Report

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By Jesús Aguado Having now been nearly exactly a year in office, Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal gave his first Government Report to at least 2,000 members of the public on September 25 at Plaza de los Insurgentes. The Government Report is a report to the public by the mayoral administration on the state of the [...]

Gala Dinner Message from the Red Cross

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Dear Friends, Our 2019 Red Cross of San Miguel de Allende Gala “Frida’s Night” is rescheduled for Wednesday, November 20, at 7pm, in the garden of the Hotel Rosewood. As planned, the Denis Cárcamo Music Band will entertain us while we delight in the delicious meal that Rosewood will provide. The night will also include [...]

Cómo mantener tu corazón saludable: mitos y realidades

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El 29 de septiembre es el Día Mundial del Corazón, introducido por la Organización Panamericana de la Salud y por la Organización Mundial de la Salud. Con la fecha se pretende dar a conocer las enfermedades cardiovasculares, su prevención, control y tratamiento. Sputnik te presenta los siete mitos más populares sobre el funcionamiento de nuestro corazón [...]

Gala Dinner Message from the Red Cross

Dear Friends, Our 2019 Red Cross of San Miguel de Allende Gala “Frida’s Night” is rescheduled for Wednesday, November 20, at 7pm, in the garden of the Hotel Rosewood. As planned, the Denis Cárcamo Music Band will entertain us while we delight in the delicious meal that Rosewood will provide. The night will also include [...]

A Pagan Homage to a Patron Saint

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By Jesús Aguado Past and present come together every September 28 in San Miguel de Allende during the celebration of the feast of the city’s patron saint, St Michael the Archangel. St Michael is revered with rituals both Catholic and indigenous, with dances, and most famously, with an offering of light, i.e., a whole lot [...]

The First Grape Harvest Fest at Tres Raíces

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By Jesús Aguado More than 900 people gathered at Tres Raíces in Tequisquiapan to celebrate the vineyard’s first grape harvest festival—and the final one of the season in the state. Attendees enjoyed paella, gorditas, mescal, tequila, and, of course, the house wines, which were Sauvignon blanc, shiraz, and cabernet. They also were treated to an [...]

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