martes, 29 de abril de 2014

Holy Week in Patzcuaro Rings On!

Holy Week  2014 in Patzcuaro was a great time for our visitors to enjoy the lovely natural and cultural attractions of the area.  This is not to mention the rich traditions of our local folk art.

Mexican folk arts and crafts at the Artisan Market in Patzcuaro
Mexican folk arts and crafts at the Artisan Market in Patzcuaro

The Artisan Market was there as usual in the Plaza Vasco de Quiroga, but this year with the addition of a good-size space in front of the Ex Colegio Jesuita.  Other regions were represented there, such as Zinapecuaro and Tlalpujahua, the latter of which had some exquisite works of fine glassware (flowers, fruits, etc.).


Glassware at the Artisan Market in Pátzcuaro during the Holy Week
Glassware at the Artisan Market in Patzcuaro during the Holy Week

Artisans of Michoacan are uniquely gifted, with their unmatched creativity and brilliance. But that also extends to things of the palate, with an equally infinite smorgasbord of liqueurs, delicious cheeses, regional sweets, etc.


Folk Art made by the Artisans of Michoacan at the Artisan Market in Pátzcuaro during the Holy Week
Folk Art made by the Artisans of Michoacan at the Artisan Market in Pátzcuaro during the Holy Week

From the Plaza Vasco de Quiroga, visitors can see the many historical buildings surrounding it, including the famous Hotel Mansion Iturbe.


Balconies decorated during the Holy Week in Patzcuaro
Balconies decorated during the Holy Week in Patzcuaro
Of course, Holy Week is the time for the perennial Altar of the Virgin of Sorrow, always displayed magnificently in front of City Hall.
Altar of the Virgin of Sorrow in Pátzcuaro during the Holy Week
Altar of the Virgin of Sorrow in Pátzcuaro during the Holy Week
 
Altar of the Virgin of Sorrow in Pátzcuaro during the Holy Week
Altar of the Virgin of Sorrow in Pátzcuaro during the Holy Week

Video (Altar of the Virgin of Sorrow in Pátzcuaro)
 
Casa de los Once Patios, always a main tourist attraction in Patzcuaro, was decked out in splendor with crepe-paper flowers on the columns, and their own Altar of the Virgin of Sorrow.
Holy Week in Patzcuaro, Mexico
Holy Week in Patzcuaro, Mexico
 
House of the eleven patios in Patzcuaro
House of the eleven patios in Patzcuaro

Other traditional religious events took place during the Holy Week, including the Procession of the Christs (made of corn paste), and other religious figures from various temples in and around Pátzcuaro, including Tzurumútaro.


Holy Week in Mexico: Patzcuaro
Holy Week in Mexico: Patzcuaro


Holy Week in Patzcuaro Mexico
Holy Week in Patzcuaro Mexico


Holy Week in Patzcuaro Mexico
Holy Week in Patzcuaro Mexico


Holy Week in Patzcuaro Mexico
Holy Week in Patzcuaro Mexico
 
Video: Procession of the Christs



And then there is the famous Procession in Silence, which begins and its organized by the Temple overlooking the Plaza San Francisco, and there it ends, after an eerily silent, meditational procession.
Procession in Silence in Patzcuaro during the Holy Week
Procession in Silence in Patzcuaro during the Holy Week

Holy Week in Patzcuaro Mexico
Holy Week in Patzcuaro Mexico

Video: Holy Week in Patzcuaro
 
You won't forget it - EVER!
 
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We also invite you to check more articles in our blog where you will find information about Patzcuaro and the surrounding area, that can be useful for your next trip to Patzcuaro.
 
Here are some post that can be useful for you:
 
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