The Festival of Our Lord of the Conquest takes place every year on the first Friday in March and is one of the many festivals that lead up to Easter.
From dawn until dusk, indigenous people come to the main square known locally as “el Jardin” to perform a traditional dance and ceremony called “Conchero” in honor of “Christ of the Conquest”, one of the most revered statues in San Miguel de Allende’s Parroquia church, which was brought from Páztcuaro and represents the acceptance of Christ by Mexico’s native people. The dancers wear elaborate headdresses and colorful garments and dance to the hypnotic beat of base drums.
If you like color, movement and drumbeats, you cannot miss this one!
We love watching the hot air balloons float above San Miguel de Allende in the mornings as we sip our coffee. Today we decided to record some video of a lone balloon masterfully navigating the air currents above the city.
Later this afternoon we saw a facebook post by our friend Gretchen Kimball of Globo San Miguel, showing these pictures that she took from that very same balloon. We think we have one of the best views of San Miguel de Allende, but you really cannot beat the view from the sky. Check these shots out!
For more information about Globo San Miguel, including a link to their site, visit our sightseeing page.
Francisco and Antonieta, your hosts