Guanajuato WRC Rally

Established in 1973, the WRC is an epic battle against the elements and the clock. It is spread across 13 rallies, covering six continents and 15 countries. Man and machine must master everything from snow-packed forest tracks in intense cold, to rock-strewn mountain passes in blistering heat.

The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) pits drivers, co-drivers and production-based cars against some of the most brutally tough and unforgiving terrain on the planet.

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Film Festival Guanajuato (GIFF)

The International Film Festival Guanajuato (GIFF)-formerly known as Expression in Short-born of a common desire: to create a strong film culture and open to its various manifestations.was founded in 1998 in the city of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Sarah Hoch, acting director of the Festival, and Ernesto Herrera, president of the Foundation Expression in Short AC Our Festival arrives in a black year for the national film industry. In 1998, total Mexican films are 9, the lowest number of films since 1932. Now it is Mexico's largest film festival and one of the most important platforms for young filmmakers in Latin America!

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Festival Internacional Cervantino

The University of Guanajuato began to put on an annual event called the Entremeses de Miguel de Cervantes, short plays written by the author of Don Quixote. The plays are still part of the annual Festival. In 1972, the event was formalized into an international cultural festival called Festival International Cervantino which takes place each fall in October and occasionally goes into November. It has grown to become the most important international artistic and cultural event in Mexico and Latin America, and one of four major events of its type in the world.

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Day of the Dead

As in many Latin American countries, Mexico commemorates the Day of the Dead or All Souls’ Day on November 2nd. The legacy of past indigenous civilizations are respected and blend with Catholic beliefs. The Day of the Dead in Mexico/Dia de los Muertos is not a mournful commemoration but happy and colorful. Indigenous people believed that souls did not die but that the spirits rest until the day they could return to their homes to visit their relatives.

Guanajuato Ballon Fiesta

The International Balloon Festival in Leon, Guanajuato was founded in 2002, starting with the participation of 27 balloons in its first location. The festival has grown 700% since its inception, until 2012 when pilots from 15 countries and 200 balloons were represented. It is rapidly becoming the most important event of its kind in Latin America and 2nd worldwide. During the first 10 years, the festival has entertained almost 2 million people with its spectacular performances.

It is a program filled with music, color and activities for the whole family!!

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Day of the Virgin de Gualalupe

Enjoy the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12 with dance, color and song. It is a mixture of the indigenous traditions and the European Catholic influence. See the special ceremonies at the Church of the Virgin de Guadalupe in Guanajuato City.

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