• Glenn Wilson
    The Saturday before the feast of St. Michael the Archangel La Alborada has been carried out for nearly 100 years, since 1924. The long history involves our factory, railroad and nuns alongside stars, music and gunpowder.

    The factory opened in 1902 located in what was a former hacienda featuring 200 looms where corn and beans were once stored. The Landeta dam irrigated the area and the pipe is still visible today in the botanical gardens providing water-power to support 60 to 70 workers per shift making a hundred meters of fabric. ...

    Neighborhoods now sponsor La Albroada and have reduced the early morning fireworks from two hours to one from 4 to 5AM to appease the complaining foreigners.

    More at Joseph Toone: La Alborada: Celebrating our Namesake.

    From 2018:

    Michaelmas (also known as the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, the Feast of the Archangels, or the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels) is a Christian festival observed in some Western liturgical calendars on 29 September.

    Alborada En San Miguel De Allende 2019
    Sep 27 – Sep 29
    Alborada En San Miguel De Allende 2019

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  • Joseph Toone
    Gracias! But before all that is this weekend's parties for Our Lady of Loreto and Mary's birthday!
  • Glenn Wilson
    Thanks. It's hard to keep all of the parties straight.
    Baby Mary’s Birthday Party.
  • Joseph Toone
    This is true! Goodness, we live in a town with a lot of virgins!
  • Glenn Wilson
    La Alborada will be virtual, there will be no star tour.
    In compliance with the prevention, care and containment measures of Covid-19, there will be no star trek to celebrate La Alborada ("Dawn"). There will be symbolic burning of gunpowder, only for 10 minutes, in the atrium of the Parish. There will be no pedestrian access and it will be supervised by elements of the Ministry of Public Security. This year the Alborada will be virtual.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.
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