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Palm Sunday

sunny 30 °C

San Antonio Tlayacapan :
The start of Holy Week and the many Passion Plays in the area. This procession was at mid-day . . . hot, hot!
Charlie showed little interest so I took camera in hand and went to see what the fuss was about.
Not having seen anything like this previous to being here I was amazed! The costumes, makeup, the level of involvement by the community and the total commitment and seriousness shown by each member of the cast for their individuals roles - unbelievable.

Ajijic :
Later, in the early evening, Ajijic did their version and this time I was able to convince Charlie to accompany me. Here the streets are lined with alfalfa in preparation for the procession of Jesus and his disciples entering the city. Once again beautifully done as the procession made it's way in front of us and on to the church courtyard. However, a much different mood. I felt that San Antonio's was a much more lively and joyous celebration of this part of the Easter story. Unfortunately, can't be everywhere at once so I'm planning on following their productions throughout the rest of the week.

Here the organizing committee hosts a 'old-fashioned village fair' at the plaza. There are food stalls all around and in every corner of the plaza serving all types of traditional foods and drink. As well there are tables with games.

Of course the best fun is the many types of firecrackers and noise makers as well as the ever present confetti eggs . .

Posted by cnmcgeehan 08:21 Archived in Mexico

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