San Juan de los Lagos

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of the road. This takes place all through the month of January. For that reason January is not a good time to visit. Do Buy *'''Plaster objects''' The town is blessed with hundreds of shops dedicated to plaster, among other materials, saints of all types, sizes and colors. These are bought mainly by priests for their churches, devout Catholics for their homes and small altars in every factory, restaurant, and business in Mexico. Near the Christmas season you may also find literally thousands


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of choices of Nativity scenes, from very economical to fine china, whimsical to life-like, even life sized! *'''Cloth''' Also for sale are absolutely gorgeous hand-made crocheted and knit little dresses, sets for newborns, and table linens. Many of these are not expensive. Eat Drink Sleep Connect Go next If you didn't come from Guadalajara (Guadalajara_(Mexico)), León (León (Mexico)), or Guanajuato, these would be good places to go to next.


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development as a regional commercial center, as it provided a large concentration of potential customers. This led to an annual fair which coincided with the busiest pilgrimage season, the time around Candlemas. This economic impact became evident relatively early in the colonial period. San Juan had a number of advantages that led to its growing importance during the colonial period. First, there was a relative dearth of native pilgrimage sites in northern


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of the road. This takes place all through the month of January. For that reason January is not a good time to visit. Do Buy *'''Plaster objects''' The town is blessed with hundreds of shops dedicated to plaster, among other materials, saints of all types, sizes and colors. These are bought mainly by priests for their churches, devout Catholics for their homes and small altars in every factory, restaurant, and business in Mexico. Near the Christmas season you may also find literally thousands


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. Traditionally, these are images hand painted onto wood or metal depicting a miracle attributed to the Virgin image. Most have details with dates and names. So many have been left here that only a small fraction can been seen at any time, those most recently deposited. The atrium of the basilica is often filled with traditional dancers done as an offering to the Virgin. For Candelmas, the most important day associated


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of the road. This takes place all through the month of January. For that reason January is not a good time to visit. Do Buy *'''Plaster objects''' The town is blessed with hundreds of shops dedicated to plaster, among other materials, saints of all types, sizes and colors. These are bought mainly by priests for their churches, devout Catholics for their homes and small altars in every factory, restaurant, and business in Mexico. Near the Christmas season you may also find literally thousands


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development as a regional commercial center, as it provided a large concentration of potential customers. This led to an annual fair which coincided with the busiest pilgrimage season, the time around Candlemas. This economic impact became evident relatively early in the colonial period. San Juan had a number of advantages that led to its growing importance during the colonial period. First, there was a relative dearth of native pilgrimage sites in northern

, including a main highway connecting it to Guadalajara in 1717. The annual fair drew merchants from Querétaro (Querétaro, Querétaro), San Luis Potosí, San Juan del Río, Valle de Santiago, Celaya, Guadalajara, Valladolid (Morelia), Aguascalientes (Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes) and Zacatecas, many to sell merchandise imported through the ports of Veracruz (Veracruz, Veracruz) or Acapulco . The annual fair and other commercial activity steadily

grew in the 17th and 18th century until the annual fair was formally recognized by royal decree in Spain in 1797. However, the annual fair and the area’s economic importance declined in the early 19th century, in part due to suppression by colonial authorities because of the insurgent tendencies of the area. Royalist troops pursuing Miguel Hidalgo passed through the area in 1811. ref name "encmuc" >


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The original hermitage that stored the image was built in 1543, with the first chapel dedicated specifically to the image build in the 1638. The current basilica cathedral was begun in 1732 and was finished except for the bell towers in 1779. This church was made possible by a steady flow of offerings to the image that continued from colonial times until the Mexican Revolution. This war reduced the flow of pilgrims and gifts but both returned after and have kept the town and image a major religious attraction for the country. In 1904 the Pope granted permission for the crowning of the image. The church was elevated to a minor Basilica in 1947, and to a Cathedral in 1972. Pope John Paul II


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; The current structure dates from the 17th century. Its facade is simple, made of sandstone with a single tower that has Corinthian columns (Corinthian order) and vegetative reliefs. The portal is simple with a rounded arch. The choral window has a sandstone frame and niches above it with sculptures. The interior is a single nave with a main altar in Baroque style in white sandstone, with Solomonic columns that support a semicircular pediment. The rest of the decoration is simple with some


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with stairways, arches and columns. The facade features large sculptures of the Twelve Apostles . The Parish of San Juan Bautista was constructed in 1648. The Temple of the Holy Family was constructed in 1841 in Neoclassical style. The Parish of Sangre de Cristo was constructed at the beginning of the 19th century. The Rita Pérez School was built in the 1770s in Neocolonial style. It began as a gambling house, then an inn and barracks. In 1949, it was converted into a school by the municipality. The Old Episcopal House was rebuilt in the 19the century and currently houses the post and telegraph offices. The Casa de Correos became the Casa de Cultura. It is located on one side of the main plaza. The festival dedicated to the Virgin of Candelmas, celebrated from 25 January to 2 February is the most important for the municipality. It is celebrated with processions, live music, various traditional dances such as Moors and Christians by the many visitors from all over Mexico. There are also fireworks and amusement rides. The Fiestas de la Primavera (Spring Festivals) are held for five days at the end of May with bullfights, live music, dances and cockfights (cockfighting). This concurs with events dedicated to the Virgin Mary which are held through the entire month. During Holy Week, it is customary to visit all seven churches of the main town. In 2010, the Secretary of Tourism for the state began a Festival of Mariachi, Charrería and Tequila in the town to coincide with the Independence Day holiday in San Juan. It is part of an effort to revive certain area traditions. In addition to traditional dance and music, local tequila and mezcal producers offer samples of their products. There is also a parade with floats and mojigangas and a beauty contests featuring representatives from the various communities of Los Altos.

San Juan de los Lagos

'''San Juan de los Lagos''' is a town and municipality (municipalities of Mexico) located in the northeast corner of the state of Jalisco, Mexico, in a region known as Los Altos (Los Altos (Jalisco)). It is best known as the home of a small image of the Virgin Mary called Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos or in Nahuatl Cihuapilli, which means “Great Lady.” Since the first major miracle ascribed to her in 1632, she has been venerated especially for cases involving mortal danger. The miracles ascribed to her have made the basilica in which she is found a major tourist attraction, which has shaped the town’s history to this day. The economy of the town is still heavily dependent on the flow of pilgrims which has amounted to between seven and nine million people per year.

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