Tag Archives: Mexican traditions

Dance of the Little Old Men in Patzcuaro

By Liliana Rogz A very traditional dance from Michoacan, Mexico: “Danza de los Viejitos”. It is often performed on main squares in Morelia, Patzcuaro and other locations around the state. The photographs

Day of the Dead Activities in Patzcuaro 2014

Day of the Dead celebrations from October 26th to November 5th in Patzcuaro, Michoacan. October 26th Antiguo Colegio Jesuita Cultural Center Japan-Mexico Exposition Life and Death Flashings October 26th to November 2nd

Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro 2014

Day of the Dead celebrations from October 15th to 25th in Patzcuaro, Michoacan. October 15th Hour: 8 pm Emperador Caltzontzin Theatre Japanese puppets (Hachioji Kumura Ningyo October 22nd Hour: 8 pm Emperador

Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead

By Liliana Rogz This is one of the most important holidays in Mexican culture. What many often mistake as death cult, is in fact a solemn, warm, and family celebration that is

The Mexican Day of the Dead

By Linda Jones Neil CIPS, ABR, SRES, RSPS, TRC, PIC Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, celebrated in Mexico and other Hispanic countries, has considerable religious significance and predates the

Palm Sunday in Patzcuaro – Holy Week 2013

Holy week celebrations in Patzcuaro, Michoacan. Artisans working outside the churches to create pieces of art in palm. Photos were taken at San Francisco church, la Basilica and el Santuario.

Day of the Dead in Michoacan

Por Liliana Elena González @mexatua Day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration to honor and remember the deceased. It was considered by UNESCO the highest representation of Mexico´s living heritage and

Day of The Dead Celebrations in Michoacan (Part 7)

Altar By Lic. Benjamin Lucas Juarez. The making of the altar, its size and complexity depends on the tastes of those involved. But if it’s the first year of celebration or if

Day of The Dead Celebrations in Michoacan (Part 6)

The Offering By Lic. Benjamin Lucas Juarez. In Purépecha communities there is a basic principle of reciprocity, which greatly strengthens community life. Mutual help and service spirit is reflected in major activities

Day of The Dead Celebrations in Michoacan (Part 5)

The Rite By Lic. Benjamin Lucas Juarez. There are as many different ways to celebrate the feast as there are communities in the Purépecha territory. Although the most widespread ways to celebrate

Day of The Dead Celebrations in Michoacan (Part 4)

The Myth By Lic. Benjamin Lucas Juarez. Unlike Western cultures for whom myths equal fictional stories that lack truth and are therefore irrelevant as a source of information about the historical past

Day of The Dead Celebrations in Michoacan (Part 3)

Before and now By Lic. Benjamin Lucas Juarez. Animeecheri k’uinchekua has its roots in the ancient past and the mythical notions about the relationship between gods, man and nature. According to sources,

Day of The Dead Celebrations in Michoacan (Part 2)

Animeecheri k’uinchekua / The Feast of the Souls By Lic. Benjamin Lucas Juarez. From the Purépecha standpoint, the celebration is an opportunity to live through an extraordinary time in which everyday life