Celebrate with festival of San Juan de Carapoa
El Fuerte, Sinaloa .- On June 24, 1564, the Spanish Captain Don Francisco de Ibarra arrived on this land with a group of Spanish soldiers.
Francisco de Ibarra was born in Eibar, province of Guipúzcoa in the Basque country in Spain.
The Spaniards imitated the natives of the nation Tehueco and Zoes, building houses with dried trunks of Pitahaya, which they called San Juan Bautista de Carapoa in the El Altillo region.
Because of the belligerence of the Tehuecos, who constantly attacked them with bows and arrows, the Viceroy of New Spain Don Juan de Mendoza and Luna, Marques de Montesclaros ordered that they build a fortification several leagues upriver, which they called El Fuerte de Montesclaros in honor of the Viceroy.
Thanks to the Jesuit friars, the Spaniards were able to pacify the natives.
The San Juan de Carapoa Festival 2019
The Fort celebrates the 455th anniversary of its foundation with this great event that will last four days
With great participation, Thursday began the traditional San Juan de Carapoa Festival 2019 edition.
Taking place at the Plaza de las Armas in the municipal seat of El Fuerte, the celebration of the 455th anniversary of the founding of this municipality began with the exhibition of photography and contemporary art; the participation of the folkloric ballet and the professional studio Daniela.
Municipal authorities, led by the mayor Nubia Ramos Carbajal, gave the inauguration of a series of cultural, sports and artistic activities; There, the official stressed that this festival seeks to show society, in general, a bit of culture and what the town of the municipality that heads it is capable of.
“We are happy, it is a festival related to the 455th anniversary of the founding of El Fuerte, it is five days of activities, the biggest day is the 24th, San Juan’s day, where we will bathe in water from La Galera to the 6:00 in the morning, leaving the square, “he said.
The Magic Town is a meeting point for historians and artists who will hold conferences and concerts that began Thursday and until June 24.
The secretary of the City Council, Leonel Vea Gámez, invited citizens to enjoy the various cultural events during four days that the Magic Town celebrated the 455th anniversary of the foundation, date on which the Spanish captain Francisco de Ybarra, following the shore of the Fuerte River, He arrived with a large group of Spanish soldiers to the place known as El Altillo, where they settled for the first time.
The most important indigenous festival, which is that of San Juan Bautista de Carapoa “Kaannariam”, starts on Sunday evening in the bower in front of the House of Culture and on Monday at 6 in the morning continues with the Alba Festival.
ayor Nubia Ramos Carbajal will lead the procession to the Fuerte River, accompanying the seven traditional indigenous governors, the Council of Elders, alahuasi, chicoteros, pascolas, deer, matachines and a hundred pilgrims.
The procession of San Juan will arrive at the banks of the Carapoa River or Fuerte River, to bathe in the image of San Juan Bautista.
The Magic Town is a meeting point for historians and artists who will hold conferences and concerts for four days.
Source: el debate
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