viernes, 31 de marzo de 2017

Palm Sunday Artisan Expo in Uruapan 2017

(Palm Sunday Artisan Expo in Uruapan), located about 57 kilometers (36 miles) from Pátzcuaro is a favorite event of our guests at Hotel Mansión Iturbe in Pátzcuaro.

Artisan Expo in Uruapan on Palm Sunday
Artisan Expo in Uruapan on Palm Sunday

This traditional Artisan Expo is an event that takes place annually at Uruapan, also referred to as La Perla del Cupatitzio (the Pearl of Cupatitzio).  This is an important event for lovers of Mexican Folk Art, which showcases the many different cultural expressions of the indigenous people of Michoacán.

Mexican Folk Art from Michoacan at the Uruapan Artisan Expo
Mexican Folk Art from Michoacan at the Uruapan Artisan Expo

Date for this year:  April 8-23.  Venue: downtown Uruapan (Plaza Morelos and Plaza Mártires de Uruapan). Around 1,200 craftsmen from all over the state of Michoacán are expected. More than a million pieces of handicrafts will go on sale, much to the delight of fans of this ilk.

Palm Sunday Artisan Expo in Uruapan
Palm Sunday Artisan Expo in Uruapan

Michoacán artisans represent approximately 47 communities of ethnic Nahua, Purhépecha, Mazahua, and Otomi groups. Crafts are made from different materials such as: wood, clay, fiber, copper, among others. Textile crafts such as embroidery and cross stitch are also popular, not to mention the traditional shawls and coats.

Artisan from Michoacán at the Palm Sunday Artisan Expo in Uruapan
Artisan from Michoacán at the Palm Sunday Artisan Expo in Uruapan

It is important to mention that this expo is carried out for two full weeks. However, the craft competition this year will be held on 8 and 9 April at the Casa de la Cultura de Uruapan, opposite the artisan Expo. The finest examples of artisanware will be found there.

Craft Competition in Uruapan at Casa de la Cultura during the Palm Sunday Artisan Expo
Craft Competition in Uruapan at Casa de la Cultura during the Palm Sunday Artisan Expo

For this competition, it is estimated 3,000 pieces of handicrafts will be displayed. Get ready to see an explosion of color and creativity!

Handicrafts from Michoacán at the Palm Sunday Expo in Uruapan
Handicrafts from Michoacán at the Palm Sunday Expo in Uruapan

This expo is considered the most important of its kind in Latin America, and this year will also include 40 cultural events emphasizing the typical clothing contest, Purépecha food, and Aguadoras parade. One more reason to visit Uruapan during this time!

Enjoy Holy Week in Pátzcuaro and downtown Uruapan!  (And remember, the famous National Park is just a hop, skip, and a jump from downtown Uruapan!  If you haven't visit the National Park, it's a must-see.)

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

We invite you to check more post in our blog, you will find information about Patzcuaro and its surroundings that we hope will be helpful for your next trip to our colonial town in Mexico.

Here are some post that we suggest you:

Mexican Folk Art on the Banks of Lake Patzcuaro

Pottery in and around Pátzcuaro

Plant-Fiber Crafts around Lake of Pátzcuaro


Hotel Mansión Iturbe
Portal Morelos 59

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61600 Pátzcuaro, Michoacán.
México

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