Festivity in honor of San Pascual Bailón
One of the oldest traditions of San Miguel de Allende and that gave rise to the renowned and popular festival of the crazy, is the celebration of San Pascual Bailón.
The story goes that the indigenous people and their families worked within the orchards of the Villa de San Miguel, who, upon being catechized, know that in Spain the patron saint of the huerteros was San Pascual Bailón who had been in charge of the garden and the kitchen in his convent.
Thus, they immediately identified with the saint and adapted him to his traditions, including song and dance. The taste for these dances was on the rise and over time the famous ones such as “los hortelanos” and “el torito” stood out, later becoming what is now known as the dance of “los locos”.