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San Juan Bautista (St. John, the Baptist)

Thursday June 21

The day of St. John the Baptist, is celebrated in Patzcuaro, of course, but more particularly in Santa Fe de la Laguna, a lakeside village founded by Bishop Quiroga in 1533. There is not only a religious procession, but also  a folk festival  as part of the celebrations.  In some other lakeside villages they often celebrate with  a symbolic battle between the Moors and the Chrisitians, a custom that was brought over from Spain.

Corpus Christi (Eucharist) is held on Thursday after Trinity Sunday, and commemorates The Last Supper.  

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