If there is ever a time to visit my small town, it is now. September is the biggest party of the year, that lasts all month. And it all started today with a large peregrinacion (pilgrimage) from Guadalajara to visit El Señor del Encino (Our Lord of Encino). (The town's patron saint.)
The Presidencia (City Hall) is getting all dressed up for the Bicentenario (bicentennial) celebration.
Vendors selling everything from purses to Mexican flags.
Not to mention the food vendors. Tacos, tortas, menudo and birria are just a few of the delicious Mexican dishes available.
No celebration would be complete without a piece of Pan Dulce (pastry).
Or a churro! Our favorites are the flat churros filled with delicous, creamy cajeta.
But the star of the show has to be El Chile de Arbol de Yahualica. Said to be the best chile de arbol in the world. There are piles and piles of chilies all over town.
The best salsas are made with Chile de Arbol de Yahualica.
And did I mention that the fair is in town?
I ♥ September!