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Celebrating Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro

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Night of the Dead (Noche de Muertos) is commonly celebrated the night of November 1, while Day of the Dead(Día de Muertos) is the day after.

Day of the Dead in Pátzcuaro and in the Lake region is one of the most representative of Michoacan’s cultural expressions, when the indigenous Purépechas honor their dearly beloved with deep respect and solemnity.

This is a reunion with the deceased who return to visit their family, as they have for many years. At Hotel Mansión Iturbe, we invite you to participate in the celebration with the families of the deceased with all the respect they deserve.
Day of the Dead in Janitzio
Each community celebrates this event with its own variations on the theme, following rules that have remained for generations.

Among the spectra, we can find some communities that are more reserved, with a small altar in the homes, while others carry out big parties for those who died that year and are returning for the first time.

Other communities wait in the cemetery decorati…

¿Cómo se celebra el Día de Muertos en Pátzcuaro?

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El Día de Muertos en Pátzcuaro y la Región Lacustre es una de las manifestaciones culturales más representativas de Michoacán. En donde con profundo respeto y solemnidad las comunidades indígenas Purépechas celebran la fiesta de las ánimas.


Un rencuentro con los difuntos, quienes regresan a convivir con su familia, por lo que las familias se reúnen nuevamente con ellos. Una celebración en la que tienen la oportunidad de coincidir nuevamente con sus seres queridos. Por lo que en Hotel Mansión Iturbe te invitamos a participar en silencio y con todo el respeto que merecen las familias de los difuntos que llevan a cabo esta celebración.

Para llevar a cabo esta celebración de Día de Muertos en Pátzcuaro y la Región Lacustre, podemos observar que en cada comunidad hay diferencias y para la realización de este rito, se deben seguir normas que han permanecido por generaciones en estas comunidades indígenas.


Entre las variaciones que encontramos, es que en algunas comunidades las celebraciones so…

Live La Ruta Don Vasco! And Start It in Pátzcuaro

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La Ruta Don Vasco (Don Vasco's Route) stands out among the top tourist routes in Mexico. This singular route was the winner of the contest of Best Product of Active Tourism in the International Tourism Faire of Madrid (FITUR) in 2011.

What does La Ruta Don Vasco consist of?
La Ruta Don Vasco was formed in honor of Don Vasco de Quiroga, great humanist and benefactor of the indigenous people. Born in Madrigal de las Altas Torres in Spain in 1470, he arrived in Michoacán as judge of the Second Royal Audience of New Spain in 1531, to end abuses toward indigenous people, and pacify Michoacán with help of Augustinian and Franciscan friars. In 1538 he was appointed the first bishop of Michoacán.
Discover the legacy of the beloved “Tata Vasco,” through a living route, where tourists interact with local people and come to understand the legacy that still persists in the indigenous communities. Don Vasco de Quiroga, as part of his evangelization, promoted a community model of coexistence based…