Christ the Redeemer in Tzintzuntzan, Michoacán.
Residents of other villages around Lake Patzcuaro make their pilgrimage to Tzintzuntzan to honor Christ the Redeemer, in the form of a 16th-century canvas in the Colonial Art Collection at the Santa Ana Ex Convent.
|The Church of San Francisco in Tzintzuntzan|
The image purportedly possesses miraculous properties is venerated by thousands of faithful from every lake-side community. Specifically, the community thanks Señor del Rescate, or Christ the Redeemer, for having saved their ancestors from a smallpox plague in the 18th Century, when people were dying from the disease. But the veneration extends to other such instances, and also for good harvests.
|Church flowers decoration in Tzintzuntzan, Michoacán|
In 1536, Tzintzuntzan became the first bishopric in Michoacán, and remains a fervently religious community. Leading up to the solemn festival, there is a mourning service, plus masses and pilgrimages from all around the lake.
|Festival of Christ the Redeemer in Tzintzuntzan, Michoacán|
On the day of the solemn celebration, there are “mañanitas” to Christ the Redeemer and an early-morning mass. During the course of the day, there will also be confirmations and first communions.
|Artisans in the Olive Courtyard in Tzintzuntzan|
|Santa Ana Church in Tzintzuntzan, Michoacán|
The day ends with street parties and fireworks for one of the most important celebrations of the year in Tzintzuntzan.
Handicrafts Market in Tzintzuntzan during the Festival of Christ the Redeemer
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