Experiencing the Column of the Christ in San Miguel de Allende
If you are in Mexico during Easter, you will certainly come across many wonderful parades and celebrations that commemorate Christ and his Crucifixion.
When we were in San Miguel de Allende in 2022, and were able to witness all of the preparation and the procession of the Column of the Cross as it traveled from the neighboring village of Atotonilco into the San Juan de Dios Church in San Miguel.
It all starts at midnight before Easter Sunday morning. The statue of Jesus, leaning on a column, leaves Atotonilco and is carried for 12 miles by pilgrims. As the procession progresses through the countryside, the Church bells ring and fireworks light up the sky.
It’s a beautiful and moving tradition to watch unfold. We hope you enjoy our pictures as they share a story of tradition of Jesus through the Mexican culture.
Happy Easter to you both