October 12 – Festival del Dia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar – Our Lady of Pilar Day
Founding day Festival and Fair for Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, México.
Festival of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the patron saint of Todos Santos. This date is celebrated as the founding of the town of Todos Santos. There are usually 5 days of activities, including a fair and live music in the plaza, most of the week of the 12th. There is dancing to live music in the evenings on the zocalo. And lots of food and drink. There is typically a parade of horsemen and a wonderful horse show October 13 and 14. Great time for the whole family.
The catholic church in Todas Santos, Baja California Sur is named Misión Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Todos Santos. This mission contains a statue of the Virgin of Pilar which is the focus of Todos Santos main Festival in October. A great place to take pictures.
Our Lady of the Pillar (Spanish: Nuestra Señora del Pilar) is the name given to the Blessed Virgin Mary for her miraculous appearance in Zaragoza, Spain at the time of the emergence of Christianity. Source: .wikipedia.org
Venida de la Virgen del Pilar
Date: 1655 | Author: Francisco Ximénez de la Maza