Start: 18 May, 2023
12:00 am
End: 18 May, 2023
11:59 pm

Event Venue

Morelia, Michoacán, México.

GPS: 19.7059504, -101.1949825

The city of Valladolid, today Morelia, was founded on Wednesday May 18, 1541 in the valley of Guayangareo, by order of the Viceroy Don Antonio de Mendoza and at the request of several Spaniards settled in Michoacán, with the purpose of having a capital city where reside the civil and ecclesiastical authorities that made possible the administration and the colonial order, which they would denominate New City of Mechuacan, this objective ran into the fierce opposition of Bishop Vasco de Quiroga, who supported the city of Patzcuaro by the ownership of City of Mechuacan. It is until after the death of Bishop Quiroga and already with the name of Valladolid that the headquarters of the ecclesiastical chapter and episcopal chair are moved to this one.

Civic ceremony and sports festival organized by schools.

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