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Our SeƱor de la Columna

Celebrated two Sundays before Easter.

Our Señor de la Columna is a statue carried by a procession of hundreds into San Miguel from where it is housed in Atotonilco. When the procession enters the city at Avenida Independencia, which has been decorated in purple and white for the occasion, fireworks are lit and more worshippers join the procession as it continues on to San Juan de Dios. Here, a mass is held and the statue is kept until the Wednesday after resurrection Sunday. During the weeks that this statue is in San Miguel you can find the famously delicious taquitos de piloncillo outside the San Juan de Dios church.  (Piloncillo is a molasses/brown sugar substance compressed into a cone shape.)