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September in San Miguel de Allende

Temperatures

Temperatures during September make this a beautiful month in San Miguel as the rainy season’s last month with all of its benefits.  The lake looks full and glorious on the western horizon, temperatures are in the high seventies to mid-eighties and in the low sixties overnight and the hillsides are still emerald green with the nopal cactus covered in fruit. The Monarch butterfly drifts over the town on their way to Michoacán.  Late season thundershowers can still bring street-washing downpours, but sunny days are more common than gray days. 

 

What to Watch For

September is “fiesta month’ in San Miguel.  Festivities begin the week of September 15th as the town prepares to celebrate Mexico’s Independence from Spanish rule, and the town’s native son and revolutionary war hero, Ignacio Allende.  Thousands come to celebrate the Independence holiday in the town square on the evening of September 15th, and give the “Grito” – Viva Mexico - under a frenzy of fireworks and waving flags. 


The last week and weekend of September are filled with religious processions, parades and fireworks to celebrate the saint day of San Miguel Archangel, St. Michael, Archangel, the town’s patron saint, but the atmosphere is one of a grand party.  “Corridas de Torros” – bullfights are held each weekend in celebration of these holidays. 

 

Special Dates

September 15 –  Late evening, the Independce Day “Grito” is celebrated in the Jardin as it is across all of Mexico.  Many Castillo firework displays are set off.
September 16 -  Parades and live bands all in the Jardin, fireworks at night.
September 29 – The day of the San Miguel Arcangel celebrated over a series of days, including a convergence of indigenous dance troupes from all across Mexico for a grand parade.

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