Cozumel News I Catholic Celebrations Honoring San Miguel Archangel of Cozumel to be Observed

The catholic ceremonies of the Fiesta de San Miguel commemorate the patron saint of the island of Cozumel.  The celebration begins on September 21st, and generally features colorful processions that start from the church of San Miguel and go throughout the downtown area.  On the last day, which in this case will be this Monday, September 29,  fishermen carry an image of San Miguel Archángel to the downtown pier and board a boat. The public accompanies the fishermen to the pier and board a ferry, surrounded by fishing boats, to join the procession, in which the patron saint blesses the boats for another year, throwing flowers into the ocean as they sail along.

According to several sources, Cozumel has honored San Miguel Archangel as its patron since 1848 when the Father Rejon, a priest from Chemax, Yucatan arrived  in Cozumel with an image of San Miguel.

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