Every year locals and visitors around the world are treated to the awakening of the magnificent Jacaranda trees as this historic city celebrates the reawakening of Christ during its annual celebration of Easter.
Although there are endless reasons to celebrate, here are some highlights of where and what you don’t want to miss during this blessed season.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 2
On Thursday there are altars to visit in all the churches in San Miguel that represent Jesus Christ before his death in different situations.
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 3
There are two major catholic rituals celebrated in two different churches at different hours:
The Encounter of Jesus with the Virgin Mother and some of his disciples on the road to Mount Calvary during the Stations of the Cross that take place in several streets surrounding the San Miguel Archangel parish church;
The Holy Burial procession starting and ending at the Oratorio of San Felipe Neri church late in the afternoon.
SATURDAY AND EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 4- 5
The Easter Sunday celebrations actually begin on Saturday with evening masses and fireworks. This begins the time to celebrate the glory in the Resurrection of Christ. Every church in town will have a special Easter morning mass. And then, as the people pour out of the churches, the bells will begin and families throughout the city and country side will return to their homes for their own traditional celebrations.
And from our family at Casa Magdalena to yours … have a very warm, wonderful and blessed Easter holiday season.