The state of Guanajuato is located in the north-central region of the Mexican Republic. Its wide tourist attraction, location, as well as the diversity and beauty of its cities have led UNESCO to declare its capital with the same name, World Heritage Site.
The callejoneadas are one of the most popular activities to do while visiting this city.
A tradition that dates back to 1962 in Guanajuato Capital, takes visitors through the seven most important alleys of the city in the company of students dressed in their traditional clothes in an environment full of history, dances, music and jokes.
Dance of the paloteros
The customs and traditions of Guanajuato show their roots and this is noticeable in some dances such as the dance of the paloteros which contains a history full of folklore, harmony, rhythm and of course great meaning. Unlike other Mexican dances, this one does not include zapateo but the representation of a battle. It is named for its main element which is the stick; This dance beyond representing a fight was done as an offering to the gods of the Sun and the Moon.
International Cervantino Festival
The International Cervantino Festival (FIC) is the most important artistic and cultural event in Mexico and Latin America. The International Cervantino Festival is a cultural buffet of music, theater, art, folklore and more! The festival is celebrated each year throughout Latin America, but Guanajuato has been officially designated the "Cervantes Capital of America." in 2005.
Acts have been booked from all parts of the world of a wide variety from classical music, Mexican folk dance, Chinese acrobats and more.The event attracts artists from all over the world each year in order to present typical aspects of culture from each country. Acts include those from genres such as opera, music, dance, theatre, street spectaculars, visual arts, film and literature along with various academic events
Anniversary of the Day of the Alhondiga de Granaditas
It is a civil commemoration held on September 28 of each year. It recalls the heroic feat of 1810 in which the insurgent army led by the priest Miguel Hidalgo and Castile faces the realists (Spaniards) and robs them of the dominion of Alhóndiga de Granaditas giving beginning to the independence struggle of Mexico.
In this commemoration, a civic-military parade is held and the heroic participation of El Pípila is remembered, who by setting the door of said building on fire, defeated the Spanish army.
Dance of the torito
This dance is one of the most representative of the municipalities of Guanajuato, Silao and Romita in the state of Guanajuato.
It begins with the sound of drums and flutes, 7 characters with masks participate, the events that occurred in a farm called Chichimequillas in 1831 are narrated through dance. Its objective is to mock the landowners by ridiculing them.
Wear the dress of the "Galereña"
The costume of the "galereña", as its name implies, was worn by the humble woman, the worker's companion who carried out one of the most arduous jobs that could be assigned to a man, that is, to develop their activity in the humid and dangerous galleries of the mines.
This woman is called "galereña" because outside the mines, they broke the stone or ore by loading the silver-bearing metal to reduce it into small pieces so that it could be easily processed, all this outside the galleys.
She wore a dress made up of several pieces and to go out to the alle they would put another skirt on top of her; It was so traditional to wear it, that over the years it has been considered a typical dress and the representative costume of Guanajuato women.