Fiestas Tradicionales in San José del Cabo

14mar(mar 14)1:00 am19(mar 19)1:00 amFiestas Tradicionales in San José del Cabo

Fiestas Tradicionales in San José del Cabo

Event Details

March 14 – 19:   During the Spanish colonial period, many towns in Baja California and elsewhere in México and Latin America were named according to the Catholic calendar. San José del Cabo’s first Spanish name, for instance, was San Bernabé, so named by Sebastián Vizcaíno when he landed there on June 11, 1602, during the traditional Catholic feast day for Saint Barnabas. San Bernabé replaced Añuití, the name given to the place by the indigenous Pericúes, and was itself later replaced by San José del Cabo, the name of the Jesuit mission that opened in 1730. The city’s fiestas tradicionales, or fiestas patronales (as the patron saint festivals are typically known in Spanish), encompass nearly a week of celebrations, and include parades, live music, regional food and drinks (the ceviche preparation contest is an annual highlight), plus the coronation of an event king and queen. The festivities culminate on March 19, the official feast day of Saint Joseph. For more on San José del Cabo’s Patron Saint Festival, contact us at [email protected].



14 (Thursday) 1:00 am - 19 (Tuesday) 1:00 am

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