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February in San Miguel de Allende

Temperatures

Temperature In February rise back into a comfortable range – from highs in the mid-seventies to lows in the mid-fifties.  Many consider February the start of Spring in San Miguel.  However, if there is going be winter rains (unusual) they sometimes sneak in for a few days in February.

What to Watch For

February begins with a weeklong ‘garden and flower show’ in the spectacular natural setting of Parque Juarez.  It’s a long-time tradition in celebration of Candlemans as a follow-up to the Day of Kings celebration.  The town is alive with cultural presentations and private and public classes in the arts, metaphysics, health and sports.  The San Miguel Writers’ Conference, now in its 7th year, brings important authors and hundreds of participating writers to town.  Hot spring outings and golf or outdoor activities beckon.  Bird watching at Charco del Ingenio to see the wintering-over birds is a good morning activity.

 

Special Dates:

February 2 – Dia de la Virgen de La Candelaria – Commemorates the presentation of Christ at the Temple.  Candles and seeds are blessed to honor the start of the planting season.  The ‘plant and flower show and sale’ takes place in Parquez Juarez with vendors from across Mexico, lasting up to 10 days.

February 22 – Ash Wednesday (The weekend before Ash Wednesday find the lovely paper flowers and the frivolity of egg-smashing on heads for anyone who wants to enter the fun free-for-all in the Jardin proper. Most eggs are filled with confetti – but some have flour and others remain raw egg, making a good confetti paste for the hair and Face)

February 23rd – Festividad del Cristro del Señor de la Conquista – Indigenous dancers (‘concheros’ –  name derived from shells around legs for sound) celebrate the feast of our Lord of the Conquest around the Jardin.  (Learn more about this event on an Historical Walking Tour with Pro-Niños to benefit children’s health care.)

Feria de la Candelaria

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