Romans, Pharisees and Judes. Our Holy Week is like no other. Come live it!

Uruapan

Faith and history
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Across Michoacan, East to West, we celebrate the Holy Week with deep devotion. Come live your faith with us in the holiest days of the year.

We start on Palm Sunday. In Uruapan takes place the biggest handicraft market in Latin America, showcasing a million pieces of work from the seven regions of the State. A celebration of colour and textures sauced up by our traditional cooks at the traditional gastronomic show, where the typical flavours of the Holy Week stand side by side with our most traditional dishes, the uchepos and corundas. At the Magic Town of Angangueo there is a fascinating enactment of the arrival of Jesus.

Holy Week and its processions start on Wednesday. At the Magic Town of Tzintzuntzan the Romans or Spies come out, on horseback, to take in procession the century-old images of Christ kept at private homes as family keepsakes. Another Magic Town, Tlalpujahua, holds a procession with 40 Christs coming from the neighbouring communities for this special day.

Holy Thursday is the day for re-enacting the capture of Christ, the pedilavium, the Eucharist, the last supper and the prayer in the orchard. At Tlalpujahua, it is represented at the main square. The Magic Town of Patzcuaro hosts the lakeside communities and their images of Christ in this emotive moment. A parade of colours, chanting and faith. Devotion like you’ve never seen it. Watch the different colours of the Purepecha dressing marching on the cobblestone streets.

Holy Friday starts with Via Crucis large and small in every town. At night, the breathtaking Procession of Silence takes us to Morelia, where over two thousand participants march.

Glory Saturdays are special in every town. Mass, processions and chanting are everpresent. Christs covered in dark cloaks. A day awaiting the glory, the great coming of Jesus Christ.

On Resurrection Sunday, after mass, comes the happiness of salvation. Some towns like Tlalpujahua or Angangueo celebrate the burning of the Jude as an expiatory act. The spirit is festive with dancing, pilgrimages and fireworks.

Are you going to miss it?

Check the Holy Week schedule here

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We recommend

  • Make your reservations well in advance at all the places you plan to visit.
  • If you want to participate on the viacrucis and other walking activities, be sure to bring proper dressing and plenty of liquids to stay hydrated.
  • If you are in Patzcuaro, stop by to admire the maize paste Christ at the San Francisco Church. Look closely: it is articulated, it can bend the knees for a more realistic effect.

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Live it

  • All day long

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  • #SomosMichoacán #AlmadeMexico #Mexico #SemanaSanta #HolyWeek

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Vasco de Quiroga s/n, Col. Centro. 60000 Uruapan, Uruapan

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