Category: Traditions

The Offering in the Hidalgo Huastecan region

The celebration of Xantolo, in the Huasteca of Hidalgo has become a rite enriched by a series of ceremonies.

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Xantolo in the Huasteca Potosina

A time to relive the tradition and to appreciate the wealth of Pre-Hispanic Ancestry It was believed in the

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Significance of the various elements present on the Altar-Offerings in Morelos

•The deceased picture serves to help the soul’ departure from purgatory, if it resides there. Candles symbolize mourning, especially

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The Biquie: A Zapotec Tradition

Many people in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec hold fast to the Zapotec tradition of having a biquie (pronounced “beqei”)

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Mexico Celebrates Life

Yucatan it is known as Hanal Pixan which means "The path of the soul through the essence of food;”

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Yucatan: Altar contest

Every year, an altar contest brings delegations from all over the state to the Plaza Grande in Merida.

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San Luis Potosi: Xantolo in the Huasteca Potosina

During the pre-Hispanic era, death did not exist. Death was seen, instead, as simply a transition, a voyage through

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Oaxaca: A sharing of sadness and joy

The offerings, a main aspect of the celebration, echo the profound love that the Oaxacan people feel towards life.

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Jimbanqua: Day of the Dead in the P’urhepecha Plateau

The Rose Horses of Zurumucapio

Distinctive to San Angel Zurumucapio is the tradition of making small rose-decorated horses and dedicating

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Traditions: The Altar

Day of the Dead in Mexico represents a mixture of Christian devotion and Pre-Hispanic traditions and beliefs. As a

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