Day of the Epiphany
January 6th is celebrated in Mexico as the day of the Epiphany; that is, the day when the three wise men arrived from the East to present their gifts to baby Jesus. In Guanajuato we saw a procession which began at the church of San Roque, headed down the main street of the town and ended at the Jesuit church La Campania. Local teenagers played the parts of the Wise Men and Mary and Joseph, who escorted an image (read dressed-up baby doll) of the baby Jesus through the town on the back of a truck. A marching band led the procession, and another one playing a completely different tune brought up the rear. Once they reached the inside of the church they kept on playing their own separate songs, which added to the already raucous festival atmosphere. Even the head priest joined in the fun, as you can see in the photo of him waving a sparkler overhead.
- Religious Travel
Prok rinds the size of a small man....
This is me standing behind a pork rind, believe it or not...these things are massive!!! I betcha can eat just one!!!
They are very abundant areound town, and the older women sell them on the streets...although they are usually cut up into more edible size pieces....
- Study Abroad
"Calavara" of Life and Death
This is the original for the mural shown above.
ARTIST: Posada, Jose Guadalupe
TITLE: Calavera of Don Quijote
MEDIA: metal engraving
Image courtesy of:
Mark Harden's ARTCHIVE at http://artchive.com
There is another Conquistador/Quixote street mural on the title page of my Mexico page.
- Arts and Culture
This is a city that travelers in the 19th century would visit while skipping Mexico CIty. It was wealthy and boasted theatrical, musical and dance performances that could be found almost no else in the New World. Diego Rivera had a home here which is open to the public. Students from the university present theatrical pagents. Guanajuato remains a cultural center of Mexico.
Mexico has a well developed mural tradition. The original of this mural is shown below- I'm sure you'll recognize it.
- Theater Travel
- Arts and Culture
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