Querétaro celebrates the “International Artisan Day”


With a gastronomic and craft sample in the Andador Libertad in the Historic Center, homage will be given to those who represent Mexican tradition and culture

On March 19, the International Day of the Artisan is celebrated, which according to the National Fund for the Promotion of Handicrafts, this day is intended to recognize artisans, as artists and representatives of Mexican culture, for this reason the Government of State of Querétaro, celebrates it with an Artisan Market on March 18, 19 and 20.

Acknowledging all the people who work with their hands and print their creativity and collective memory in unique pieces, exalting the culture and tradition of Queretaro, this corridor will be made full of beautiful works of art, traditional food and endless articles made by artisans from the region.

The day of the craftsman obeys the Catholic commemoration where Saint Joseph, husband of the Virgin Mary, who was a carpenter and craftsman by trade, is celebrated, therefore the origin of this celebration and its date.

In Mexico, it is established as the Day of the Artisan on March 19, 1995 by the Chamber of Deputies, in consideration of this trade “as a bastion of our tradition and culture,” according to the Chamber of Deputies itself.

In Querétaro, the cultural and craft activity will be from March 18 to 20 at Andador Libertad #52 in the Historic Center on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  hours, with free admission and where there will be sale of crafts and traditional food.

Source: Diario de Queretaro