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The Night of the Death at Pátzcuaro region | Pátzcuaro Info
Our intimate and well-known tradition of commemorating the dead is of an imminently religious character, which is not only fundamentally Christian taken from the custom of ¨honoring the faithful deceased¨, but also one that conserves many of the characteristics of the funerary ritual practiced by our pre-Hispanic ancestors. The rituals of the vigil, including the placement of altars and offerings in homes and cemeteries in order to pay homage to the dead, are the result of a complex weaving of various cultural traditions: on one hand, the indigenous of pre-Colombian origin, and on the other hand, that of the Spanish …