Yucatan: Altar contest

In Traditions
Dos niñas preparan chocolate
Dos niñas preparan chocolate

Every year, an altar contest brings delegations from all over the state to the Plaza Grande in Merida. It is a cultural spectacle based on the religious concept of Hanal Pixan and organized by the Cultural Institute of the Yucatan Government. Winners of local contests are invited to travel to the the capital city to participate in the statewide competition.

The Plaza Grande is converted into a stage where the altars are set up for display. Many religious images adorned with photographs of the dead are present. Favorite prayers are placed at the foot of the altar as well as mucbil chicken, a traditional dish prepared only for this celebration.

You may also read!

Velas de cebo, una tradición que guía las ánimas en Día de Muertos de México

Nacajuca (México), 26 de octubre (EFE).- Por generaciones, los indígenas chontales de Nacajuca, en el suroriental estado mexicano de

Read More...

Tradición Zapoteca en el estado de Oaxaca: el Biquié

In Tradiciones Estilo de altar piramidal, Istmo de Tehuantepec. Durante la festividad de Todos Santos o Día de los

Read More...

Fiesta de Finados en Oaxaca: Tristeza y alegría compartida

Texto y fotos por Mary J. Andrade La ciudad de Oaxaca de Juárez se encuentra ubicada en la región

Read More...

Mobile Sliding Menu