Published Mar 18, 2019 at 8:10 AM | Updated at 8:12 AM PDT on Mar 18, 2019
A lot of flittery, in-the-sky visitors have been prompting we ground-dwelling humans to look up in recent days, with the Painted Lady migration making headlines. But March 19, around San Juan Capistrano, is all about a small bird with strong and storied ties to the village.
For March 19 is St. Joseph's Day, when the swallows return to Mission San Juan Capistrano and the surrounding area, according to legend. There's a parade on March 23, the largest non-motorized parade in the U.S., it is said, but you can celebrate the swallows on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at a party filled with tradition, music, and, fingers crossed, a few swallows-sweet sightings.