viernes, 11 de octubre de 2013

479th Birthday of Pátzcuaro!

September 28, we celebrated Pátzcuaro’s 479th Birthday!  On this day, in 1534, the King of Spain officially conferred upon us the title of a “City of Michoacan.”


Getting ready for Fire Works at Plaza Vasco de Quiroga in Pátzcuaro
Getting ready for Fire Works at Plaza Vasco de Quiroga in Pátzcuaro


Plaza Vasco de Quiroga the day of the 479 Aniversary of Pátzcuaro
Plaza Vasco de Quiroga the day of the 479 Aniversary of Pátzcuaro

 
This year, like many, many others in the past, it was celebrated with gusto!  Dubbed “Cultural Festival of Pátzcuaro 2013,” it went on for nine days.

Events were held in diverse locations, including the Basílica, the Caltzontzin Theater, the Main Plaza (Plaza Vasco de Quiroga), and even the little Lázaro Cárdenas Plaza.
 
Mojigangas to celebrate the 479 Aniversary of Pátzcuaro
Mojigangas to celebrate the 479 Aniversary of Pátzcuaro


Open Air Concerts at Plaza Vasco de Quiroga in Patzcuaro
Open Air Concerts at Plaza Vasco de Quiroga in Patzcuaro


One of the most important highlights of the occasion was presenting the Vasco de Quiroga Award to the sitting Archbishop Don Alberto Suarez Inda for his noteworthy humanitarian service to the Michoacán community.

September 28, of course, was the “main day” in Pátzcuaro, our “Magic Village,” with its traditional morning festivities, including the typical animated parades.
 
An animated parade to celebrate de 479 Aniversary of Pátzcuaro
An animated parade to celebrate de 479 Aniversary of Pátzcuaro


Celebrating the 479 Aniversary of Patzcuaro
Celebrating the 479 Aniversary of Patzcuaro

The Mayor of Pátzcuaro, Salma Karrum Cervantes, and her staff participated in the event, along with other representative groups from the area.
 
The Mayor of Patzcuaro participating at the Parade
The Mayor of Pátzcuaro participating at the Parade


The Parade to celebrate the 479 Aniversary of Pátzcuaro
The Parade to celebrate the 479 Aniversary of Pátzcuaro
 
Fireworks continued in the evening in the Plaza Vasco de Quiroga, with other fun evening folk festivities.

Yet another reason to visit our fair city!

Banda Music at the Parade in Pátzcuaro
 
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We invite you to check our blog, where you will find more information about Pátzcuaro and the surrounding area. There is to much to see and enjoy in your next trip to this colonial town of México! Here are some post that we can suggest you:
 
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