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January 1New Year's Day
January 3Birthday Juan J. de los Reyes Mtz "El Pipila" and J. Aldama
January 6Three Kings Day
January 16St. Anthony's Day
Blessing of Animals
January 21Birthday of Ignacio Allende
Commemoration of the birth of Don Ignacio Allende, hero of Mexico's fight for independence.
January 24Departure of Pilgrims for San Juan de los Lagos
Throughout the monthWinter Festival
Chamber music from national and internationally renowned groups
January 14 to February 8Feria de León
This fair is one of the most important traditional events in Mexico. Leather goods, cattle shows, handmade items, restaurants and a funfair make this a great day for the whole family.
February 2Candelaria Day
Plant and seed sale
February 5Constitution Day
February 24Flag Day
February 26-28National Festival of Jazz
Start of Lent (40 days before Easter)
February to OctoberLive the magic
A nine month touring cultural event comprising music, theatre and dance.
Feast of Our Lord of the Conquest
Conchero dances in front of the Parroquia
March 3 - 5Rally Corona México
National and international participants in this World Rally Championship event.
March 17St. Parick's Day
March 19San Jose Day
March 21Benito Juarez Birthday
Semana Santa
Evening procession bearing Our Lord of the Column from Atotonilco to San Miguel de Alende
(two days before Easter)
Friday of Dolores - Day of the Altars in homes
(Friday before Holy Week)
Palm Sunday
(Sunday before Easter)
Good Friday
Easter Sunday
April 2Arrival of our Lord of the Column to the Church of San Juan de Dios
April 12-17Festival de Titeres
April 19 - 23Medieval Festival
Guanajuato hosts this spectacular event in its medieval town centre.
April 30Children's Day
May 1Labor Day Parade
May 3Feast of Santa Cruz
May 5Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla
May 8Birthday of Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
May 10Mother's Day
May 11-20Anniversary of the Angela Peralta Theater
May 15Day of San Isidro
Patron saint of agriculture
May 26San Felipe Neri Celebration
May 28Santisima Trinidad Celebration
May 30Festival on the Valle del Maiz
Throughout the monthXVII National Book Fair
Nationally, one of the most important of its type.
Annual Festival of Music
Corpus Christi Day
(early June)
Feast of San Antonio de Padua, Parade de los Locos
(Sundy closest to June 13th)
Father's Day
(first Sunday)
June 17-19Festival of Flamenco
June 18Dia de Los Locos
In honour of St. Anthony of Padua, locals enact parodies in a kind of social and political critique of contemporary life.
June 23Birthday of Ignacio Rmz El Nigromante
June 26Anniversary of the Death of General Ignacios Allende and Jan Aldama
Throughout the monthInternational Guitar Festival
Performances, classes and workshops designed to increase interest in the guitar.
July 11Fiesta at Atotonilico
July 18Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen
July 22 - 29Expresión en Corto
Highly acclaimed festival of short films, with filmmakers coming from all over the globe.
July 28 - 30Hang gliding and paragliding festival
The climate and geography of the region create perfect conditions for these sports and the festival hopes to exploit the huge alternative tourism potential in the area.
July 29 - August 27Expo Western 
All you need to be a cowboy; from carts to jeans.
July 30Anniversary of Father Hidalgo's Death
Throughout the monthExpo Guanajuato
Traditional local crafts; talavera (local ceramic style) wool, brass, wood carving, basket weaving, leatherwork among others. Open to retail and the general public.
August 1-15Chamber Music Festival
August 8Feast of Santo Domingo
September 8Battle of Molino del Rey
September 13Death of Child Heros celebrated
September 15Independence Grito and Celebration
September 16Independence Day
September 17Foundation Anniversary of the 1st Ayuntamiento del Mexico Independiente
September 17Sanmiguelada or Pamplonada
(3rd Saturday in September)
September 27Anniversary Consumacion Independencia de Mexico
September 28Civic Act in Commemoration to La toma de la Alhondiga de Granaditas
September 29Fiesta de San Miguel Archangel & Running of the Bulls
One of the major celebrations is for San Miguel Archangel, the chief patron saint.  Held the last Saturday of every September, it includes the running of the bulls Pamplona style through town and traditional dancers, food and music
Entrante of Tradicional Offerings clled Xuchiles
(following Saturday)
October 2Indians with Xuxhiles Parade
October 3La Alborada, Dia de San Miguel Arcangel
October 10Fiesta de San Francisco
October 12Columbus Day
October 25-27Sante Fe Workshops
Tango Festival
Cervantino's International Festival
Fireworks, parades, dances and bull fights
November 1All Saints Day
November 2All Souls Day
November 20Anniversary of 1910 Revolution
International Jazz Festival
Andalucia Horse Festival
Nacional Wool and Brass Fair
December 12Feast of Virgin of Guadalupe
Patron Saint of Mexico
Start of Bullfighting Season (December to April)
December 16-24Christmas Posadas
December 25Christmas
December 31New Years Eve at Jardin

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