San Miguel de Arcángel holidays

One of the most important religious celebrations in Cozumel is the festival honoring San Miguel Arcángel since he is the patron of the town of San Miguel de Cozumel. The celebrations begin on September 21 with colorful processions that depart from the church of San Miguel in the center and cross the city. During this time the residents attend mass and participate in daily processions using hipiles, typical Mayan costumes. Cozumel has honored San Miguel Arcángel as its patron since 1848 when Father Rejón a priest from Chemax Yucatan arrived in Cozumel with the repopulators and an image of San Miguel.