Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Festival Internacional Cervantino XXXVIII

The 38th Annual International Cervantes Culture Festival began today in Guanajuato, Mexico. The FIC (by its initials in Spanish) is a performing arts and culture festival, which began when students from the University of Guanajuato performed Cervantes entremeses (farces) on the streets. The first official festival began on September 29, 1972. It is now sponsored by the Mexican federal government through the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes as well as the government of the state of Guanajuato.
The festival is a conjunction of traditional/classic and contemporary/modern performances and it lasts for about three weeks. The world-class performances the festival features stretch along the realms of music, dance, theater, visual arts, and street-performances. 
The festival attracts spectators from around the world whom in recent years have been from a much younger generation. Though the dates vary every year, the festival takes place every October in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Every year a different country and Mexican state are honor invitees. This year the invitees are Argentina, Chile and Colombia along with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Michoacan and Queretaro.

To learn more, visit the festival's website:


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