lunes, 10 de noviembre de 2014

Contest of Ofrendas of Day of the Dead in Pátzcuaro 2014


The Contest of Ofrendas (Altars)  of Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro was one of the many events that took place in our Magical Village, with the intent of preserving the traditions of the lakeside region.

Contest of Ofrendas of Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro
Contest of Ofrendas of Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro
In the gardens of the Plaza Vasco de Quiroga, right in front of our Hotel Mansión Iturbe, our guests were able to appreciate this fabulous contest where the participants showcased their creativity and passion for the traditions by constructing some lovely, imaginative Day of the Dead Ofrendas.
 

Day of the Dead Ofrendas in Pátzcuaro, Michoacan.
Day of the Dead Ofrendas in Pátzcuaro, Michoacan.
We saw in the Ofrendas all of the regular elements of this season, like the ubiquitous marigold (flor de cempasúchil, or tiringuini tsïtsïki in Purépecha, and the “cloud” flower and an orchid known as ánimas.
 
Day of the Dead in Pátzcuaro Michoacan, Mexico
Cempasúchil flowers in the Ofredas for Day of the Dead in Pátzcuaro
Cempasúchil flowers in the Ofredas for Day of the Dead in Pátzcuaro

Abundant fruits and vegetables and the traditional pan de muerto caught the eyes of every passerby.  Candles and incense and flowers – along with plenty of paper confetti – in the street complemented the altars.

Elements of the Ofrendas during Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro
Elements of the Ofrendas during Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro
The lovely statue of Don Vasco de Quiroga in the middle of the Plaza is worthy of special mention.  The figure itself had an enormous frame of marigolds, and there were actual fishing boats from Lake Pátzcuaro full of flowers in the fountain, and fish and flowers shaped from corn leaves.
 
Ofrenda for Don Vasco de Quiroga during the Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro
Ofrenda for Don Vasco de Quiroga during the Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro

Cempasúchil Flowers an important element at the Day of the Dead Ofrendas in Pátzcuaro
Cempasúchil Flowers an important element at the Day of the Dead Ofrendas in Pátzcuaro

The entire Plaza Don Vasco de Quiroga was manicured exquisitely for Day of the Dead and the artisan tents encircling the Plaza – like every year – were full of happy shoppers….  And right across the street from Hotel Mansión Iturbe!
Ofrendas for Day of the Dead in Pátzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico
Ofrendas for Day of the Dead in Pátzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico
Join us again next year for Day of the Dead celebration in Patzcuaro!  We’ll be waiting for you.
 
Elements of the Ofrendas for Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro
Elements of the Ofrendas for Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro
 
*Text and pictures property of Hotel Mansión Iturbe.


We invite you to check more articles in our blog, you will find information about Patzcuaro and the surrounding area. Here are some post that we recommend you:

Artisan Exhibition of Night of the Dead in Pátzcuaro

Those Crazy Masks of Tocuaro

Marketplaces of Pátzcuaro



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