sábado, 27 de febrero de 2016

K’uinchekua (The Great Party of Michoacán) in the Plaza Valladolid in Morelia

K’uinchekua (The Great Party of Michoacán) was a cultural event that took place to mark the visit of Pope Francisco to Morelia.

K'unichekua (The Great Party of Michoacan)
K'unichekua (The Great Party of Michoacan)

The event took place in the Plaza Valladolid in the historical district of Morelia.

Plaza Valladolid in Morelia during the K'uinchekua
Plaza Valladolid in Morelia during the K'uinchekua

Various communities around Michoacán participated in the K’uinchekua Through music, song, and dance, long-preserved artistic and cultural traditions were represented.  Indigenous groups included the Purépecha, Náhuatl, and those from Tierra Caliente.

K'uinchekua (The Great Party of Michoacan)
K'uinchekua (The Great Party of Michoacan)
K'unichekua (The Great Party of Michoacán)

Pátzcuaro, a “Pueblo Mágico,” was represented with the fantastic “Mojigangas.” These giant puppets (with people inside them) come out to stroll through the streets of Pátzcuaro, just before the Festival of the Virgin of Health of Pátzcuaro.

Mojingangas from Patzcuaro at the Kuinchekua in Morelia
Mojingangas from Patzcuaro at the Kuinchekua in Morelia

Mojingangas from Patzcuaro at the Kuinchekua in Morelia (The Great Party of Michoacan
Mojingangas from Patzcuaro at the Kuinchekua in Morelia (The Great Party of Michoacan)

Mojingangas from Patzcuaro at the Kuinchekua in Morelia (The Great Party of Michoacan
Mojingangas from Patzcuaro at the Kuinchekua in Morelia (The Great Party of Michoacan

Such a celebration as the visit of the Pope wouldn’t be complete without the appearance of the dance of the “Viejitos” (from Jarácuaro) – always a delight to all.
Fireworks at K'uinchekua (The Great Party of Michoacán)
Fireworks at K'uinchekua (The Great Party of Michoacán)

During the celebration of Our Lady of Health of Pátzcuaro, both the dance of the “Viejitos” and the Mojigangas can be seen every Sunday in the Plaza Vasco de Quiroga, right across the street from our Hotel Mansion Iturbe in Pátzcuaro.


 Tlahualiles de Sahuayo at the K'uinchekua at Plaza Valladolid in Morelia


*Text and pictures property of Hotel Mansion Iturbe in Patzcuaro.


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