Corozal House Of Culture presents: La Fiesta De San Joaquin Documentary Launch
Today the Corozal House of Culture invited the public of Corozal to attend the Volume 4. La Fiesta De San Joaquin Documentary Launch. Saint Francis Xavier Peimary School was invited to attend the event. San Joaquin Fiesta video documentary clip was shown for the attended people to learn about the Documentary of La Fiesta de San Joaquin.
La fiesta de San Joaquin is an annual Celebration held in August in Sqn Joaquin Village, Catholic Church. The fiesta culminates with ferria at the San Joaquin park. Prior to the celebration being held in the village, and because of there historical connection, many persons from San Joaquin traveled to Bacalar, Mexico for the fiesta. Under the stewardship of Mrs. Maria Agelita Magaņa and community members, the village held its Fiesta in August 1967.
San Joaquin Village was founded in the mid 1850's by the Magaņa family who fled from La Guerra de Castas - The Caste War - in Yucatan, Mexico. Mr. Andres Magaņa alomg with his wife Felipe Garcia de Magaņa, and their son Vincente, travelled from Bacalar and eventuallt settled in present-day San Joaquin Village. Their safe Journey is attributed to the intercession of San Joaquin, the santa patron of Bacalar. The village was batized as San Joaquin in 1904.
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