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Feasts of the Cross of Miracles

feast of the UNDERWORLD

Thousands of people visit Querétaro on September 12 (three days before the national holidays)... Throughout the streets you can hear sounds that transport the limbo between life and death... through the teponaxtle (pre-Hispanic drum), the shell guitar of armadillo and the chirimía... It is in that atmosphere of dawn where contemporary living and dead coexist.

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What to Know?

  • The Santa Cruz Festival has been celebrated for more than 170 years in Bernal, Querétaro, from May 1st to 5th.
  • The traditional pilgrimage of the bird merchants, who are known as "Los Pajareros" leads to the Chapel of the Santa Cruz, and they walk from the community of El Colorado, which they have done every year since 1974.
  • The trek of the pilgrims is principally accompanied by their devotion, bunches of flowers which are considered an offering, a wind band, typical dress, and cages adorned with flowers.
  • Today in the building of the Santa Cruz Chapel you will find the Faculty of Philosophy.
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Fiestas de la Santa Cruz

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