You will notice a definite dynamic city which organizes many celebrations
Holy Week 2014 (13-20 April 2014). Cultural Festival in Zacatecas
(traditional dances, music and plays). Click HERE
for the details.
The Festival Zacatecas del Folclor Internacional (International
Folk Festival) that is held end of July (each year).
The one hundred year old tradition Las Morismas de Bracho,
a very dramatic show, is celebrated in late August (each year)
to honor Saint John the Baptist. They show a reenactment of the
battles between Moors and Christians (the Christians are the winners),
with the participation of thousands inhabitants and, above all that,
a costumed parade.
Beginning of September (each year), there is the Feria
Nacional de Zacatecas (National Fair). They celebrate the foundation
of the city as well as its Patron Saints : the Virgin of Patrocinio
and Our Lady of Zacatecas. (There are many shows, bull fights, fireworks
and cultural and sports events).
There is also the Festival Internacional de Teatro de Calle
(International Street Theater Festival) which is held, every year
in October (3rd week in October each year).
Oct 27-Nov 2 (every year) : Festival de Día de Muertos
(Celebration of the Day of the Dead).
When visiting this charming city, you imperatively have to see and
listen to these musician bands. The "Callejoneadas" is
a picturesque folk event, held in the streets by local students.
These traditional parades of the night became a ritual; they are
held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays every week.
A "Callejoneada" could be called "serenade
of the walk". The members of the band use to dress in the seventeenth
century style, with white shirts, huge pants and capes. You can
follow them along their route but they usually finish the night
in private places.
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