Catholic Decorations: Arcángel San Miguel

Catholic Decorations: Arcángel San Miguel by Rudy Girón

For some reason, Arcángel San Miguel is quite popular in Guatemala.
Around Antigua Guatemala there at least two communities that carry San Miguel as part of their name. Do you know why San Michael is so popular as a patron saint for so many towns?

These are some of the names of villages, towns and communities around Antigua Guatemala: San Juan, San Miguel, San Critóbal, San Bartolo, San Felipe and of course San Pedro, which by the way is celebrating its patron saint today. Read the aside below for more information.

Ephemerides Aside: San Pedro Las Huertas celebrates its patron saint on June 26. You can follow the white rabbit through all the posts about the Guatemalan Fair to see how the people of San Pedro Las Huertas celebrate their patron saint.

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