FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
One of history’s greatest endeavors was the establishment of the mission system in Baja. When it began in 1697, California was believed by many to be an island and as remote from Spain as Mars is today from Earth. The goal was to occupy the land for the king and convert the native population to Christianity and the European style of living.
The Spanish missions in Baja California were a large number of religious outposts established by Catholic religious orders, the Jesuits, the Franciscans and the Dominicans, between 1683 and 1834 to spread the Christian doctrine among the Native Americans or Indians living on the Baja California peninsula the missions gave Spain a valuable toehold in the frontier land, and introduced European livestock, fruits, vegetables, and industry into the region.
September 10,2017 Processions begin the day about 10am with musical bands and floats denoting the Virgin Mary’s life. Many mothers holding babies join the parade, and the locals and tourists stand by and catch the treats thrown to them from the parade participants.
Mexico is a mosaic of cultures, ethnicities, groups, and traditions that express themselves in many different facets.
La Charrería, the ancient Mexican art of mainly horse handling, is an undeniable pillar of the Mexican ethos, with an individual and unrepeatable cultural pattern that can be analyzed from several viewpoints, as a way of life, as a historical legacy, as a tradition that carries on through centuries, as a living national symbol, as the art of competitive skills.
September 14 ,2017 Charro Day: Mexican Charros (Mexican cowboys) parade through town in morning (beginning at 10:00 am) wearing traditional charro outfits with beautifully decorated jackets, pants and sombreros.
Their finely brushed horses are decked with their best equipment.
Festivities continue throughout the day and evening at various charro rings, celebrations include bullfights, calf roping, traditional Mexican food and dancing.
The Cry of Dolores
September 15,2017 Midnight Cry, September 16. 2017 Independence Parade at main square.
The Cry of Dolores (Spanish: Grito de Dolores) is an historical event which happened in Mexico at dawn on September 15, 1810, when Roman Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the bell of his church, starting the pronunciamiento (call for arms) that triggered the Mexican War of Independence. The event happened in the state of Guanajuato within the small town of Dolores. In 1825, the day of September 16, became the annual Mexican National Holiday known as Mexico’s Independence Day. Every year during the night of the celebration, the President of Mexico re-enacts the “Grito” from the balcony of the National Palace in Mexico City, while ringing the same bell that Hidalgo rang in 1810, the bell from Hidalgo’s church was moved to the National Palace.
Join the festivities around City Hall in San Jose del Cabo downtown main square.
August 15, 2017 from 6:00 PM til dawn and enjoy traditional Mexican food, fireworks,
and mariachi music.
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