Cabo San Lucas Festival of James
If you want to check out down town Cabo San Lucas, make sure you’re there for the Festival of James on July 25th.
St. James the Apostle is credited with bringing the Catholic religion to Mexico and is represented as a magical man riding a white horse. James, the patron saint of Spain (where he is said to be buried), and his brother, John, were part of the Twelve disciples of Jesus.
St. James, also known as James the Great or James the Major, along with his brother and Peter are considered some of Jesus’ closest friends as they were present at the Transfiguration and were also asked to pray with Jesus at Gethsemane away from the other disciples.
James was ordered to be beheaded by King Herod Agrippa I, and with his death was the first of the Twelve disciples to be a martyr also making him the only one of the Twelve whose death is recorded in the New Testament.
James is an important figure in the Catholic religion and is celebrated in this amazing festival. Don’t miss it.
There are parades (with many men on white horses), costumes, performances, and plenty more in various locations all throughout down town Cabo San Lucas. It’s definitely something you won’t want to miss. And, if you’re looking for a great place to stay while in Cabo, check out Villa La Estancia.