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Fiesta on a mission to celebrate San Miguel’s heritage

Sights and sounds from the San Miguel Mission Fiesta

The annual fiesta held Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in San Miguel commemorates the founding of the San Miguel Mission. The festival features music, games, raffles, a silent auction and lots of food. The San Miguel Arcangel mission was founded in 1797 —
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The annual fiesta held Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in San Miguel commemorates the founding of the San Miguel Mission. The festival features music, games, raffles, a silent auction and lots of food. The San Miguel Arcangel mission was founded in 1797 —

The annual San Miguel Mission Fiesta featured live music, games for kids, raffles, a silent auction and plenty of Mexican-American food Sunday.

The San Miguel Arcangel mission was founded in 1797 — the 16th of 21 established by Fransciscan missionaries from Majorca, Spain — by Father Fermin de Lasuen, who succeeded Junipero Serra as the man in charge of California’s missions.

Sunday’s event included a Spanish-language Fiesta Mariachi Mass in the morning and a performance by Ballet Folklorico. A barbecue offered chicken or beef with salad, beans and bread, but other Mexican dishes were offered, as well.

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