domingo, 16 de marzo de 2014

Carnival in Patzcuaro

Carnival in Patzcuaro – another great tradition.  Year after year, our guests at Hotel Mansión Iturbe can enjoy the popular, colorful spectacle right from their balconies, and absorb the ubiquitous festive ambience.


Carnival in Patzcuaro a Mexican Tradition
Carnival in Patzcuaro a Mexican Tradition
Among the various activities is the competition of handcrafted bulls, where children and adults alike preserve this long Mexican tradition.

Mexican holidays customs and traditions in Patzcuaro
Mexican holidays customs and traditions in Patzcuaro
All day long, we can see a variety of these bulls “dancing” to the music of the bands through the streets of Patzcuaro, with the Plaza Vasco de Quiroga as their principal destination.


Mexican Traditions can be enjoyed in Patzcuaro during Carnaval
Mexican Traditions can be enjoyed in Patzcuaro during Carnaval
Carnival arrived to the region of Lake Patzcuaro with Don Vasco de Quiroga and the Franciscan monks in the 16th Century, during the Spanish conquest.

The “tool” of the handcrafted bulls was used to aid in the evangelization of the indigenous.  The original bulls were rather roughly made of reeds, and their movements set to music.
The Carnival in Patzcuaro a Mexican festivity to enjoy
The Carnival in Patzcuaro a Mexican Festivity to enjoy
Later on, when Patzcuaro became an important part of the trade route with China, the tradition of the little bulls continued, but they were more “commercialized” with more colorful and festive materials, such as silk papper.

Carnival in Patzcuaro
 
 


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We invite you to check more articles in our blog, there you will find information about Patzcuaro and the surrounding area that will be helpful for you, for your next visit.

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México

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