Holy Week is the annual Christian commemoration of the Passion of Christ that takes place in late March or early April where different events are held worldwide. Mexico is no exception, and although different activities are carried out throughout the national territory around this holiday, we will tell you about 3 of the most important nationally and globally.
Procession of Silence
It is an act of mourning for the Passion of Christ, where the Viacrucis is recreated through the streets of the Historic Center of San Luis Potosí on Good Friday. It was established in 1954, and is based on the celebrations held in Seville, Spain. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2013.
During the journey between trumpets and drums pilgrims and visitors silently accompany Our Lady of Solitude during the most bitter and sad night of her life.
Easter at Taxco
His performance began in 1598; among its cobblestone streets you can witness the dramatic processions that the inhabitants carry out year after year to revive the Passion of Christ. Religious images are accompanied by the Crossroads, Souls, Flagellates and Penitents who make pilgrimages as penance for sins committed, as thanksgiving for the favors received or simply for the love of Jesus Christ
Passion of Christ in Iztapalapa
Made since 1843, it was declared intangible cultural heritage of Mexico City in 2012
It is said that its origin was as a result of the cholera epidemic that plagued the people of Iztapalapa in 1833; the initial procession was led by children and orphans to plead with the Lord of the Cuevita for the end of the epidemic and as a thank you they promised to perform the representation of christ’s Passion year after year on Good Friday. The villagers carried the religious images through the streets around st. Luke’s Parish and between 1870 and 1880, the elders of the people decided that the representation was performed by children dressing up on the different and main actors of the Passion of Christ; as time went on, tradition also grew and began to spread throughout the neighborhoods of Iztapalapa as well as increase activities and days of representation, where not only children, but also adults and young people, already participated, until we reached what we know today.
Despite all the events that have arisen in our country as was the Mexican Revolution, The Cristera War, the pandemic by COVID 19, this celebration has NOT been cancelled, but has been transformed; and is still present as part of a people’s promise of gratitude to their Creator God.
Because of the situation of the Pandemic by COVID 19 many of these celebrations will be cancelled or carried out behind closed doors and transmitted through the social networks of each state, but the really important thing is to live these Holy days as a family and in prayer
So tell us, you, how are you going to live Easter?