Two traditions that are celebrated in Los Cabos
Mexicans have a charismatic culture that identifies them as happy people, pranksters and with much mischief when having fun. The fiesta or party is an opportunity that encourages even the most serious to relax.
In Los Cabos there are two traditional dates that make the whole town sing and dance, and it is not only to have some fun. The natives of the area do it, and also the foreign people who have settled in the region have been included in the celebrations, making the municipality vibrate.
This section is dedicated to giving more complete information about the traditional festivities of Los Cabos.
1. The first if the San Jose del Cabo Traditional festival.
The celebration happens each March 16 to 22 with seven days full of music with well known artists, who give create performances to entertain the inhabitants who attend every year. A good time of had by those attending and there may even be a surprise or two. The annual celebration is to commemorate Saint Joseph, the patron saint of the town, and to celebrate the building of the Añuití mission in the year 1730, forming what is now the heart of San José del Cabo. During the event there are other activities including: typical food of the area for sale, cockfights, mechanical games, traditional dances, horseback riding. There is a pilgrimage led by the local community, with a statue of the patron saint being carried by the members of the community.
Another of the activities that take place during this event, is the coronation of the Festival Queen, who is elected under a process of voting by the inhabitants of the area, as well as certain characteristics that they must have. In order to aspire to the crown, some of these requirements are: age between 18 and 25 years, single and without children, be born in the municipality and must have more than 5 years living in the locality. Once elected the coronation is respected for a period of one year. The process continues in this way. At the next traditional festivities, the town will have to choose a new Queen.
2. The second celebration is the traditional Festival of Cabo San Lucas.
Year after year no expense is spared to celebrate the festival for which the town was named, in honor of its patron Saint Luke or San Lucas. As a symbol the statue of Saint Luke is taken on a boat trip, on October 18, “the great day”, as the natives call it. At 4:00 am at the break of dawn, the morning and religious activities begin. The shot trip leaves from the harbor and heads out in the bay to the arch at Land’s End.
Here is where the participants ask the patron saint to provide them with a year of very productive work. The songs, flowers and traditional food cannot be missed, but, that is not all. At night the party continues with local, national and international artists entertaining the crowd with their music. Thousands of local people attend this annual commemorative event to have fun and be part of celebration, which takes life from October 14 to 18 each year.
— Municipio Los Cabos (@gobloscabos) October 18, 2017
Video Photos from Festival of Cabo San Lucas. Taken from Municipio Los Cabos Twitter
Written by Diney Manriquez.
Translated by Joe Tyson.