Saturday, April 16, 2011

Easter Week - Mexico City Passion Play

It's here, it's finally here! Semana Santa - Easter week break, the second most important holiday period in Mexico after Christmas. For many, that means a week (or two) of fun in the sun. 22 million strong Mexico City practically empties out as Chilangos head to the beach.

Not everyone leaves though and in fact quite a number of people from other parts come to DF to witness the famous re-enactment of the last days of Christ. The Passion Play in Iztapalapa district has been running for decades and draws many hundreds of thousands of the Catholic faithful, as well as tourists. I have been once and it is quite the experience. Here are some videos.

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