martes, 12 de noviembre de 2013

Day of the Dead celebration in Patzcuaro, Michoacan

During Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro 2013, we had a new treat:  In addition to the traditional Day of the Dead Artisan Faire, we enjoyed a lovely, colorful trimming of the grounds in keeping with the festivities.


Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro Michoacan
Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro, Michoacan

An enormous ofrenda (memorial) in honor of Don Vasco deQuiroga was erected in the Plaza.  Not only was it beautiful – it also happened to contained different elements that make up the traditional ofrenda in Purepecha communities.  

Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro Michoacan
Day of the Dead in Pátzcuaro Michoacán

Day of the Dead ofrenda in Patzcuaro at Vasco de Quiroga Square
Day of the Dead ofrenda in Pátzcuaro at Vasco de Quiroga Square


 
Countless marigolds adorned the various fountains in the majestic Plaza Vasco de Quiroga just in front of Hotel Mansion Iturbe.


marigolds day of the dead flower
Marigolds day of the dead flower


Marigolds adorned the various fountains in Patzcuaro during Day of the Dead
Marigolds adorned the various fountains
Ofrenda for Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro Mexico
Ofrenda for Day of the Dead in Pátzcuaro Mexico


Even the canoes of Lake Patzcuaro were draped in marigolds and another traditional flower – flor de nube (cloud flower).  Shutter bugs had a hay day on Lake Patzcuaro.


Canoes of Lake Pátzcuaro during Day of the Dead Celebration
Canoes of Lake Pátzcuaro during Day of the Dead Celebration


Canoes of Lake Patzcuaro part of Day of the Dead decorations
Canoes of Lake Patzcuaro part of Day of the Dead decorations
 
As usual, the Day of the Dead Artisan Faire in Patzcuaro continued to draw very large crowds of visitors.  An “extension” of the Artisan Faire was set up at the Ex Colegio Jesuita right up the street (across from the Museum).


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