Wednesday, June 19, 2024

The week in photos from Mexico: Puebla to San Juan del Río

Take a visual tour of Mexico — from a mass wedding in Veracruz to a Wixárika ceremony in Zacatecas — with this selection of pictures from the week.

Mexico City

Celebration of Chinese New Year in Mexico City
Feb. 10: Hundreds of people participated in a celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Dragon in the Chinese neighborhood of Mexico City. (GALO CAÑAS/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Zacatecas, Zacatecas

Traditional festival in Wixárika community
Feb. 10: Men and women of the Wixárika community participated in the “Festival of Corn” at the sacred site of Makwipa in the state of Zacatecas. (ADOLFO VLADIMIR /CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Puebla, Puebla

Carnival celebrations in Puebla
Feb 11: As part of the celebrations for Carnival, people dressed as “huehues”, or “old men” in Nahuátl, dance in the capital city of Puebla. (MIREYA NOVO/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Nunkini, Campeche

Children dressing up for a festival in Campeche
Feb. 13: In the town of Nunkini, residents celebrate a unique Carnival tradition: the bears of Nunkini. In this festival, adults and children dress up in handmade bear costumes, made from materials such as sacks and deer skins, to dance through the streets. The festival is thought to have originated years ago after a circus visited the town, and presented a man disguised as a bear, which entranced the local residents. (MICHAEL BALAM/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca

Carnival celebration in Oaxaca
Feb. 13: The town of San Martín Tilcajete, 30 km from the city of Oaxaca, is known for its Carnival celebration that includes a parade of devils covered in body paint. (CAROLINA JIMÉNEZ/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

San Juan del Río, Querétaro

Man picks roses in San Juan del Río, Querétaro
Feb 13: The community of El Organal in San Juan del Río is famous for the cultivation of roses. Forty-five years ago, the inhabitants began planting roses and today, they are transported all over the country for holidays like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. (CÉSAR GÓMEZ/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Mexico City

Bishop in a market in Mexico City
Feb 14: The bishop of the Christian Missionaries went on a visit to the Guadalupe Basilica market to visit vendors to apply the ashen cross to their foreheads on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, which coincided with Valentine’s Day this year. (ROGELIO MORALES /CUARTOSCURO.COM)
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