Night of the Dead Ceremony
Commemoration of the Night of the Dead. Our intimate and well-known tradition of commemorating the dead is of an imminently religious character, which is not only fundamentally Christian, taken from the custom of “honoring the faithful deceased”, but also one that conserves many of the characteristics of the funerary ritual practiced by our pre-Hispanic ancestors.
The commemoration of the Night of the Dead in Michoacan State is a solemn tradition that preserves a genuine outpouring of profound respect and veneration to beings who, in a material form, no longer exist and to whom, through the offering, are given tribute.
Patzcuaro is an undeniably beautiful town full of elegant colonial architecture, vibrant markets and strong indigenous traditions. The first Bishop of Michoacan, Vasco de Quiroga, not only evangelized and defended the indigenous peoples of Patzcuaro; he built schools and hospitals there. Vasco de Quiroga carried out extensive and surprising social work in the town, pitting him against the authorities and even the clergy, whom, with the support of King Charles V of Spain, Quiroga stubbornly resisted.
Santa Clara (Copper Town) This town is internationally renowned for its products made of copper, obtained from the local mines. For many years the artisans have mastered and perfected the techniques for working copper. There are several artisans that offer a wide variety of products, such as glazed vases, pots, plates, saucepans and many other decorative objects.The prices for the different products are very reasonable considering all the work put into each piece. Don’t forget to buy an original copper item created 100% by the artisans of this region.
Tzintzuntzan (Straw & Pottery Market) Place of hummingbirds. Tzintzuntzan is practically a synonym for Purepecha. It was once the capital of their empire, was the contact point with European Conquistadors, and is today a sanctuary to their memory. Traditions here go back far in time. Working with plant fibers is the specialty in this town, and creativity has soared. In the market, and if what you are looking for is a lucky charm, you can find the classical petatillo fish, as well as basketry of every kind, table cloths, various objects and even zoomorphic sculptures of monkeys, horses or cows. Textiles with Pre-Hispanic motifs and pottery pieces are also available because, as we know, each town around the lake has its specialty
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