It's that time of year again. The annual Burning Judas event that takes place at noon on Easter Sunday is right around the corner. This year, 2023, it will take place on April 9, Easter Sunday. Check out our video of last years' activities.
The burning Judas takes place in San Miguel de Allende and throughout Mexico. Judas, according to the Bible, Judas was the disciple that betrayed Jesus right before he was crucified. This tradition involves burning, or more accurately, blowing up paper Mache dolls that depict Judas and other unsavory characters of contemporary times. We have seen Trump and several Mexican presidents public figures in the past.
These dolls are hung by rope on the main square, known here as "el Jardín", at noon on Easter Sunday. A wick is lit, and, one by one, they are blown up to the enjoyment of everyone present.
This is definitely a highlight of Easter celebrations in San Miguel.
Francisco and Antonieta, your hosts