Easter in Mexico

Photo: Boris’ altar for Viernes de Dolores (2005) Mexico celebrates Easter with great passion. In 2021 Easter Sunday is April 4. In 2022 Easter Sunday will be April 17. TranslatiingHoly Week = Semana SantaEaster Week = Semana de Pascua CarnivalEaster season traditionally begins with Carnival, a holiday that can begin up to two weeks before …

Samaritan Day

Photo: Samaritan Day at the Santo Tomas Xochimilco Church Samaritan Day (Día de la Samaritana) is a tradition in Oaxaca City celebrated on the fourth Friday in Lent. Refreshments are offered to passersby. The tradition began in the churches. Today businesses, schools and government offices offer traditional fruit drinks, including horchata, jamaica, tamarindo, and local …