Sunday, March 4, 2012

An Explosion of Colors at the El Señor de la Conquista Festival in San Miguel de Allende

The one thing I enjoy most about San Miguel de Allende is that you'er busy. I'm taking photographs everyday, meeting old and new friends and enjoying lots of events. There are many artist shows opening every week and then there's the special film showing and theater plays. The downside, at least for my blog readers, is the problem with actually getting down and writing a new article.

I was working on a theme and then on Friday the 2nd of March there was the 'El Señor de la Conquista' Festival in San Miguel de Allende in and around the center square called 'el Jardin'.

There were 5 different groups from local towns nearby each with their own style of dress and costumes. Withh such a display of colors and action it was not hard to keep photographing as they almost performed continuously for 10 hours. There was a small break in the afternoon as they started around 10:00am and continued until 9:00pm.

Even the people resting provided good photographic opportunities.

It's easy to see from the next photo how much these dancers enjoyed and were engrossed with their performances.

During breaks they laid their headdress on the ground.

The music playing and drums resonated over the whole town all day long and if you wanted a quiet spot you almost had to head out of town.

Great costumes and action.

Even fathers and sons participated.

San Miguel is first an historic town with stunning architecture but the festivals which almost happen every weekend during some months add that extra spice and color to your stay here.

Niels Henriksen

1 comment:

Adriana Solis said...


We saw your photo on Google Images and are wondering if we may have permission to use your photo.

We are currently working on a project for which we need pictures of local festivals and events in San Miguel. The photo(s) will be published on our website event calendar.

Please let us know if this will be okay with you.

Thank You,
Realty San Miguel


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