Every year at the end of the first week in September, Tepoztlan has its town festival. This runs over several days and includes diverse elements: processions, performance, art, and ritual. There is a sundown hike to the pyramid and a ritual there. The marketplace is cleared and a performance stage erected. One play features the mythological story of the origin of the city. There are many parades. The arched entrance to the churchyard has its very decorative mosaic, composed entirely of beans of different shapes, colors and sizes, entirely removed and then replaced. A truly joyous affair!