Anales de Tepoztlán

 

CALENDAR OF FIESTAS IN TEPOZTLÁN AND ELSEWHERE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF TEPOZTLÁN*

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
Decemberf

January

5th
Vigil in the parish church.The "pastors" who seranaded the Christ child on December 24 are present.

Los Santos Reyes
Fiesta in Los Reyes barrio


12th
Fiesta in barrio Santo Domingo

Fiesta in barrio San Miguel: the appearance of the Virgen of Guadalupe to Juan Diego

Fiesta in the town of Santa Catarina

20th and 21st
Fiesta in barrio San Sebastián
Los Tiznados. The Chinelos jump to announce the arrival of carnaval. Jaripeo.

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February
2nd
La Candelaria. Fiesta in all the barrios.Presentationn of the Christ child in the paroquial church. Music, concerts, fireworks.

Fiesta of Chalchi Mountain in El Tesoro colony.

Carnaval.Celebrated 3 days before Ash Wednesday

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March

Variable

Visit of the Christ of Miracles who comes from San Juan Nuevos, Michoacán. There are processions and fireworks in the barrios.

19th
San José. Fiesta in barrio San José, also called La Hoja. There are totomaxtleros. Mole is served in the homes, and music in the chapel on Allende street. Dancing at night.

Variable
4th Sunday of Lent. Fiesta of the Five Breads in Santo Domingo Ocotitlán. Offerings are brought from San Mateo Xalpa and San Gregorio in the state of México.

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April

Variable
Easter week

Día 28, aprox.
Easter Sunday, small carnaval
Bands play and Chinelos jump-dance

Día 29 y 30

Fiesta in barrio San Pedro.Children participate in traditional "dancitas"

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May

Día 3
Day of the Holy Cross Fiesta in barrio Santa Cruz. Arrieros come from San Miguel Almaya, Edo. de México with their offerings and gifts.

2nd Sunday
Fiestas in the Colonies of Huilotepec and Tierra Blanca

Feria in Ixcatepec. Lasts all week. Regional fair with bullfights and many offerings

8th
Fiesta in barrio San Miguel. Music and a castillo at night

15th
San Isidro Labreador. Blessing of seeds and a mass in the fields at Amilcingo. Music and feasting. This fiesta dates from the 17th century.

29
th
Fiesta of Quetzalcoatl in Amatlán
Fiesta of the Holy Spirit in San Juan Tlacotenco.Three days of bullfights and the arrival of pilgrims.

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June

Variable
Lord of the Holy Trinity. Barrio of la Santísima. Mole, Castillo at night, music

24th
San Juan. Fiesta in the town of San Juan Tlacotenco

29th
San Pedro and San Pablo. Fiesta in barrio San Pedro.

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July

22nd

Santa Magdalena. Fiesta in the town of Amatlán

25th
Fiesta in Santiago Tepetlapa

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August

4th
Fiesta in barrio Santo Domingo.

Big fiesta in Santo Domingo Ocotitlán

6th
El Salvador. Fiesta in barrio Santa Cruz.

Fiesta in Ixcatepec

15th
La Asunción de María: fiesta in barrio San Sebastián

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September

8th
Fiesta of elTepozteco.The town's biggest fiesta
Day of the Virgin of the Nativity, patron saint of the town
Fiesta in barrio los Reyes


28th
El Pericón; the corn harvest festival. Decoration of crosses and feasting in the fields

29th
San Miguel Arcangel.
Fiesta in barrio San Miguel

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October

7th
Fiesta of the Virgen del Rosario in barfrio Santa Cruz

28th
Offerings for the dead, "los matados" (those who had a violent death)

Día 31
Offerings for the dead (children)

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November

1st

All Souls Day
2nd
Día de Muertos

Día 8
Octava de Muertos

Día 22

Santa Cecilia. Fiesta en la colonia de Santa Cecilia

Día 25

Fiesta en Santa Catarina, perteneciente al municipio

Día 30
Fiesta en San Andrés de la Cal, perteneciente al municipio

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DICIEMBRE

Día 8

Purísima Concepción de la Virgen

Día 12
Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe
Fiesta in barrio de la Santísima

Día 16 al 23
Posadas

Día 24
Arrullo del Niño, Pastores, Misa de Gallo

Día 25
La Navidad
Fiesta en la colonia Navidad

Día 31
El Año Nuevo. Misas.
Fiesta en la colonia Rancho Nuevo.

El 8 y el 12 de diciembre marcan el fin de la cosecha del maíz en casi todo el estado de Morelos.

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*Segun Eugenia Echeverría. Tepoztlán, ¡Que Viva La Fiesta!