Juchipila Travel Guide

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Juchipila is a great small town to visit if you want to get the small village experience. The festive spirit of the Mexicans is present in this town. There are a variety of festivities celebrated throughout the year.   

If you visit during the Winter, you will be surprised to see the countless celebrations happening throughout the village.   There are weddings, quinceañeras, and baptisms, taking place everyday of the week.   You might also be surprised to see the countless number of American vehicles throughout the village.   During this time, many Mexicans return from the United States to visit their relatives. In December you can experience a traditional Mexican Christmas with colorful posadas filled with music, traditional Mexican dishes and deserts, piñatas, confetti, presents and many other wonderful treats that compose a traditional Mexican Christmas.

Mid January the village’s fair starts and the streets and plaza are filled with people,  music of different bandas, food stands, small bars, souvenir stands, mechanical rides, and more.   Throughout this period there are also bullfights and jaripeos which are similar to rodeos.   Everyday you will experience something new and exciting.   Close to the plaza, there is a hotel for your stay.   There are also hotels in some villages nearby.  

For those who like to travel in the summer, you have an opportunity to be present for La Fiesta de Santo Santiago (celebration of Saint Santiago).   La Fiesta de Santo Santiago is truly a unique and cultural religious celebration.  The celebration takes place on the 25 0f July in a village on the out skirts of Juchilila called Moyahua.  Santo Santiago is one of the saints most venerated by the people in Juchipila and its surroundings.  He is believe to have cured and save many of his worshipers.  He is also believed to be mischiefievios if you promise something in return of a favor and don't follow through.

Santo Santiago is venerated by many mexicans that celebrations are not only given in Moyahua, but also in the United Stated by many of his folowers.  For example, every 25 of July a celebration is done in Gustine California.

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January 16, 2006 change by giorgio

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