Festival Internacional Cervantino

Festival Internacional Cervantino

The cultural festival of America

The cultural life of Mexico has a reference in the Festival Cervantino that has established itself as the most important of its kind. The city of Guanajuato prepares to receive artists and guests from all over the world, who exhibit the best of their work before an audience that enjoys and a national artistic community attentive to recreate by example.

¿Qué Saber?

What to Know?

  • The City of Guanajuato was founded in 1546 and it has been declared a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO.
  • Did you know that the International Cervantino Festival (FIC) began in 1972 when the Guanajuatan teacher Enrique Ruelas celebrated the 20th anniversary of the presentation of the Cervantino one-act plays?
  • The first FIC was held from September 29th to October 28th in 1972, with the participation of the Department of Tourism and the National Institute of Fine Arts in coordination with the Secretary of Foreign Relations.
  • On October 12th, 1972 the patron of the first Festival was officially recognized: the chairmanship that year was held by actress Dolores del Río.
  • Today, the FIC forms part of the European Festival Association, and the Asian Association of Festivals and Ethnic Arts. It works together with Conaculta through the Organizing Committee of DIC and the State Government through the Guanajuato State Institute of Culture.
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