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The Exuberant Traditions of Holy Week in Mexico City


Fri Mar 26th 2021 to Fri Apr 2nd 2021 at 12:00 until 13:30

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Join Montse, a passionate cultural guide of Mexico City, on a virtual journey to learn the history and traditions of Holy Week and its importance to the local community. You'll discover the most famous processions and re-enactments, as well as why people splash each other with water in some parts of the city, and how the tradition of giant paper-mâché dolls (cartonería) has an important role in celebrating one of the country's most revered holidays. Even muralist Diego Rivera has a collection of them in his private studio!

Highlights of the Tour

  • Experience the re-enactments, processions, and mischief-making of Holy Week festivities in Mexico City
  • Learn about how Catholicism collided with indigenous religions
  • Discover the tradition of burning life-sized Judas and Diego Riveras collection of the paper-mâché folk art

Sites and Venues Visited

  • Crucifixion of Jesus in Iztapalapa
  • Altar of our Lady of Sorrows
  • Burning of Judas and the collection of Diego Rivera

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