Friday, February 01, 2019

The "Flowering" Season Begins in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

We all wait with baited breath for the first part of February to arrive.  We have survived what we consider to be "winter weather" - temps in the 30's at night but 60's and 70's during the day.

February is when things begin to warm up.  The fields around town are planted and most of all,
but not limited to, Candelaria starts on February 2nd.
 Candelaria  or Candlemas is the day of the blessing of the candles and the seeds.  It also celebrates the forty days after the birth of Jesus, when Mary took him to the temple for purification and presentation.  It dates back to the fourth century.  It is also linked to the lunar-based Aztec New Year.
 Juarez Park is covered in flowers and plants of all sizes and descriptions.  Vendors from all over Mexico come for the ten day event.
The blessing of the seeds is to affirm the coming spring, the new life and the first crop planting of the year.
The school children come one day during the celebration.  This little boy bought a very small cactus and was so proud of it that he showed it to me.  I could not resist this photo.
For as far as the eye can see, the paths on both sides are full of all kinds of plants, just waiting to be taken home.

This year my intention is to buy roses, butterfly lilies, lavender and sage to fill the empty flower beds on the property.  That is my "intention", we'll see how much of that is fulfilled.  Oh, and possibly an orchid or two........

More then anything, I just want to go, walk among the flowers and just absorb the additional beauty brought to San Miguel. 

There will be different music events on the plaza in Parque Juarez each evening around 7PM. 

If you are here in San Miguel, don't miss it.  It is a free, fun and beautiful event to lift your spirit and warm your heart........


Jvineyard said...

Hi ....I finally made it to SMA.I saw the flowers on Saturday. Gorgeous.
Would love to meet up for coffee or lunch but can't find your email. Help

Babs said...

Hi Jvineyard - Looking
forward to hearing from you so we can connect.