Actopan will celebrate 477 years of its creation with activities
Published by México Ruta Mágica on June 21, 2023
Actopan, a municipality in Hidalgo, is gearing up to commemorate its 477th anniversary with a range of cultural, gastronomic, and craft activities from June 30 to July 9. The mayor of Actopan, Tatiana Ángeles Moreno, announced the festivities at a press conference, revealing that over 100,000 visitors and tourists are expected to attend this long-standing tradition in the region.
For a ticket price of 80 pesos, attendees will gain access to free mechanical games. The town theater will host a series of performances, including Los Askis on June 30, Los Titanes de Durango and a Rodeo Dance on July 1, Cardenales de Nuevo León on July 2, Sonido Pirata on July 3, and Comedian JJ on July 4. The lineup continues with a Lucha Libre AAA show on July 5, the Guardians of Love on July 6, Liran Roll on July 7, Los Acosta on July 8, and the closing act featuring singer Emmanuel on July 9.
Highlighting the significance of municipalities with rich histories like Actopan, Raúl Stanford Valero, the General Director of Tourism Innovation of the Ministry of Tourism, emphasized the importance of promoting their cultural heritage and boosting tourism.
On June 29, the “Ambassador @ Cultural 2020-2024” contest will take place, aiming to challenge beauty stereotypes and encourage social initiative projects in categories such as Comprehensive Health, Environmental Protection and Animal Care, and Social Inclusion. The winners will receive prizes of 10,000 pesos for Ambassador@ Cultural, 7,000 pesos for Ambassador@ of Peace, and 5,000 pesos for Ambassador@ of the Environment. Several participants shared their essence and proposals during the press conference.
Mayor Tatiana Ángeles also announced that the Cabildo, the municipal council, has reached an agreement to declare Actopan as the “City of Culture.” The declaration recognizes Actopan as a mestizo town that has embraced the Hñahñú people and has made significant contributions to various art forms throughout its history.
Furthermore, Actopan will host the 53rd Barbecue Contest on July 8, featuring the participation of 40 skilled barbacoyeros (barbecue experts), a qualified jury, and renowned traditional chefs. The winner of the contest will be awarded a prize of 50,000 pesos, with second and third places receiving 15,000 pesos and 10,000 pesos, respectively.
While the fair’s commercial section will offer preferential rates to local residents and invited municipalities, including “Magical Towns” and “Towns with Flavor,” there will also be participation from other states and countries such as Nepal, El Salvador, and Colombia.
Authorities have assured that transportation and security arrangements will be in place for the event. Visitors can choose from a range of accommodation options, including 16 hotels, 10 motels, hostels, and Airbnb houses.
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