Guanajuato was declared World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1988 and Cervantino Capital of America in 2005. Birthplace of Mexico’s Independence and capital of the State of Guanajuato, it is the venue of the most important arts and culture festival of Latin America: International Cervantino Festival (FIC).
Cevantino International Festival has been celebrated every year in the capital of the State of Guanajuato since 1972, every edition gathers companies and performers from a wide range of international arts. It can be said that Cervantino International Festival has exhibited every country and region in the world.
The events and activities of the cultural program in each festival are selected based on the level of contribution that each event offers for the enlightenment of the audience, their reach and originality regarding creative, innovative and high-quality concepts.
The 38th edition of this festival, to be held from October 13 to November 7, 2010, will have as guests of honor the countries of Argentina, Chile and Colombia, in addition to the Mexican states of Queretaro, Michoacan and Chihuahua. On this year, the International Cervantino Festival will establish the Cervantino Award to Artistic Trajectory, acknowledging the work of Mexican or foreign creators whose history has had a special meaning for its cultural search and contribution.
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