September 20ST TO 28TH, 2021
Fiestas de san miguel arcángel
On September, Cozumel celebrates one of its most important religious festivals honouring Saint Michael or San Miguel Arcángel as its Patron Saint since 1848. In 1526, Francisco de Montejo, a representative of the King of Spain, was authorized to conquer and develop the island of Cozumel and gave the island the Christian name of San Miguel de Cozumel.
The celebration begins on September 21, featuring colorful processions that start from the church of San Miguel and go throughout downtown. During this time, local residents attend mass and take part in daily processions wearing traditional Mayan outfits called “hipiles”.
On the last day, a procession of fishermen carry an image of San Miguel Arcángel to the downtown pier and board a boat. The public accompanies the fisherman to the pier and board a ferry, surrounded by fishing boats, to join the procession by sea, throwing flowers into the ocean as they sail along.
This colorful festivals are perfect enjoying with the family.