sábado, 8 de junio de 2013

Festival of Corpus Christi in Patzcuaro

The Festival of Corpus Christi, celebrated the Thursday after Holy Trinity, is an important date on the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church.  It’s also an important celebration full of tradition and vitality for the devout in the Magical Village of Patzcuaro.

Festival de Corpus Christi in Patzcuaro
Festival of Corpus Christi in Patzcuaro
Its history goes back to the 13th Century in Lieja, Belgium when Pope Urbano IV was in the Vatican (1261-1264).  It was created to emphasize the real presence of Jesus Christ in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.


In Patzcuaro: Festival of Corpus Christi
In Patzcuaro: Festival of Corpus Christi
The historic Council of Trent made it part of its agenda – among other important ecumenical decisions – to promote the cause, which included a solemn and reverent procession through the streets and other public places.


Festival of Corpus Christi in Patzcuaro
Festival of Corpus Christi in Patzcuaro
Citizens of Patzcuaro and the other Lake Pátzcuaro villages celebrate the Festival of Corpus Christi with much feeling and reverence with a procession through the principal streets of Historic Downtown Patzcuaro.  Hotel Mansion Iturbe has a strategically located position from which to observe the procession, as it passes directly in front.


Festival of Corpus Christi in Patzcuaro
Festival of Corpus Christi in Patzcuaro


Festival of Corpus Christi in Patzcuaro
Festival of Corpus Christi in Patzcuaro
The indigenous community has celebrated Corpus Christi since the 16th century.  They even have a name for it: Kuanikukua, during which they give thanks to Mother Earth for past harvests, and ask for a good harvest to come.

In Patzcuaro: Festival of  Corpus Christi
In Patzcuaro: Festival of Corpus Christi


Corpus Christi in Patzcuaro
Corpus Christi in Patzcuaro
It is a tradition in the Patzcuaro area to toss fruit, bread, and vegetables from their windows to the pedestrians below as a way of showing their thanks for a “good harvest,” and as a way of sharing their good fortune.

Festival of Corpus Christi in Patzcuaro
Festival of Corpus Christi in Patzcuaro

Festival of Corpus Christi in Patzuaro
Festival of Corpus Christi in Patzcuaro
Celebrate Corpus Christi with us in Patzcuaro, and get to know yet another local tradition.

*Text and pictures property of Hotel Mansión Iturbe.

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