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What is typically done in town in the way of gift giving and tipping during Christmas season?

What is typically done in town in the way of gift giving and tipping during Christmas season?

The Christmas Season is at hand. I want to know what is typically done in town in the way of gift giving and tipping this time of year. I know that folks paid a salary receive something called an “alguinaldo” from their employers that is sort of a year end bonus. Should I additionally give small gifts to house staff and gardeners What would be appropriate gifts? Should I tip the gas delivery people, the trash collectors, etc?

Guanajuato and the Federalist Alliance

Guanajuato and the Federalist Alliance

The 10 governors who comprise the Federalist Alliance spoke out against next year's federal budget for the states. On Oct. 26 each state broadcasted a synchronized proclamation in opposition by governors, citizens and government officials.

NEWS

Tourism at a Low Point: The Industrial Sector Takes the Lead

Tourism at a Low Point: The Industrial Sector Takes the Lead

Although in San Miguel de Allende the tourism sector was the hardest hit in 2020, it appears that this industry will grow in 2021, as hotel chains such as Marriot, Pueblo Bonito, Hyatt, and Hilton will come to town. Concurrently, companies in San Miguel’s industrial zone should also expand, and that labor pool, currently 6,500, should increase.

The Allende Celebration is Nearing

The Allende Celebration is Nearing

Busts, as well as standing and seated equestrian sculptures in the city pay permanent homage to Ignacio Jesús Pedro Regalado de Allende y Unzaga, the hero whose surname it adopted, and who led up to 40,000 men during the armed independence uprising of 1810.

ART

San Miguel Poetry Café Presents Celebrated Poet Judyth Hill

San Miguel Poetry Café Presents Celebrated Poet Judyth Hill

Internationally acclaimed poet Judyth Hill will read and discuss her poetry via Zoom in a special Poetry Alive! presentation of the San Miguel Poetry Café on Nov. 19, 5 p.m. CST. The online event is free of charge. Pre-registration is required at sanmiguelliterarysala.org.

El Sindicato Turns 25 and Receives a Grant

El Sindicato Turns 25 and Receives a Grant

At the start of the pandemic, historian Cristina Solís began working at El Sindicato in February; a month later it closed. She used the time to create programs for adults and youths, and even made El Sindicato classes available to people from their homes.

NGO NEWS

Seven Million Meals: A Mission of Mercy

Seven Million Meals: A Mission of Mercy

A beneficiary in the rural community of Los Ricos de Abajo recently told a FTH representative that she feels she is “seen” and not forgotten. It gives her hope that perfect strangers are helping her family of four avoid starvation.

San Miguel Writers’ Conference Presents Star-Studded Events Online

San Miguel Writers’ Conference Presents Star-Studded Events Online

“People don’t get how fabulous these online events are. There’s no straining to hear from the back rows. You are totally intimate and personal with these famous authors! It’s the most star-studded lineup of programs the Writers’ Conference has ever pulled together!” This, according to a fan of the new online format of the Writers’ Conference.

David Mendoza presents “Healing Dance Concert”

David Mendoza presents “Healing Dance Concert”

David Mendoza is one of the San Miguel treasures, not just one of the best violín interpreters, but a very interesting composer as well. The English Grammy nominee Michael Hoppè (who has David as part of his shows around the country) praise David as “wonderfully expressive violin...one of the most beautiful sounds you can hear.”

Upcoming International Writers’ Conference to be held Online

Upcoming International Writers’ Conference to be held Online

The 16th San Miguel International Writers’ Conference, organized by a local NGO, startet on Oct 11. The conference, which will be held online in a 6-month series, is devoted to readers, writers, and everything related to books. It has become one of the most sought after, prestigious literary events in the world.

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