miércoles, 1 de abril de 2015

Holy Week Processions in Patzcuaro

Two important processions take place in the Historic District of our Magical Town during Holy Week in Patzcuaro:  The Procession of the Christs, and the Procession in Silence.


Procession of the Christs in Pátzcuaro
Procession of the Christs in Pátzcuaro


Procession in Silence in Pátzcuaro
Procession in Silence in Pátzcuaro

Hotel Mansion Iturbe invites you to live Holy Week in one of the most beautiful Magical Towns in all Mexico.  Patzcuaro is known as for its fervor and traditions, making it one of the most emotional places in Michoacan to enjoy Holy Week.


Holy week in Pátzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico
Holy week in Pátzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico

During these processions, Patzcuaro is invaded by an atmosphere of mysticism and solemnness.  We suggest that you scan the area ahead of time for the best vantage point from which to watch the processions, and try to get there in plenty of time to make sure your place hasn’t been seized!  This way, you won’t have to scramble to find a lookout, and you will be able to watch the processions in a calm and respectful manner which this important celebration merits.


Christs Procession in Pátzcuaro during the Holy Week in Mexico
Christs Procession in Pátzcuaro during the Holy Week in Mexico

The Procession of the Christs begins on Good Friday at 7:00 p.m., at the Basílica.  Various outlying areas and nearby communities participate with some of their most treasured images of Christ made of "pasta de caña" (Corn Stalk Paste, or j’atzingueni in Purépecha), which was one of the first manifestations of Spanish/indigenous art dating from the 16th century.

Procession of the Christs in Patzcuaro

 
Below is a map of the route of the Procession of the Christs in Pátzcuaro
Map of the route of the Procession of the Christs in Patzcuaro
Map of the route of the Procession of the Christs in Patzcuaro
 
The Procession of Silence is held “Easter Saturday” at 6:30 p.m. is a major tradition in our Magical Town.  Organized by the Brotherhood of the Hooded Ones of the Third Order of the San Francisco Temple, this procession begins and ends at the San Francisco Temple.


The Procession of Silence in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico
The Procession of Silence in Pátzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico

Below is a map of the route of the Procession in Silence in Pátzcuaro
 
Map of the route of the Procession in Silence in Patzcuaro
Map of the route of the Procession in Silence in Patzcuaro
 
 Patzcuaro is waiting for you!  Enjoy the traditional processions this Holy Week 2015!
 
 Procession in Silence in Pátzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico.
 
Holly Week in Pátzcuaro: Procession of Silence


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We invite you to check more articles in our blog, you will find information that will be useful for your next trip to Pátzcuaro.

Here are some post that we suggest you:

Palm Sunday in Patzcuaro, the beginning of Holy Week

Las Chicaleras: Another Tradition of Holy Week in Pátzcuaro

How to get to Janitzio from Pátzcuaro


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