- Posted April 6, 2012 by
Zacatepec, Puebla, Mexico, Mexico
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Easter - Zacatepec, Mexico
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
There are thousands of small towns in Mexico Zacatepec, Puebla is one of them.
Easter traditions are strong in this "pueblo" where families take decorating the streets in front of their homes seriously. They use dyed sawdust of bright spring colors to pour into home-made stencils and molds to make decorative Easter patterns in the streets. Many use real petals and flowers such as lilies and carnations as part of their motifs. No pattern is the same. Each family shows a pride in what they design and how they display their artwork.
1. In a Good Friday play in Zacatepec, Mexico, the two thiefs are represented with cowboy hat
2. Good Friday play enacted by local teens in Zacatepec, Mexico
3. A man in Zacatepec Mexico takes a photo while in a Good Friday play.
4. A man in Zacatepec Mexico stops while he participates in a Good Friday play to take phone photo.
5. In Zacatepec, Mexico, men lift up a wooden stencil used to decorate the streets. Sawdust is dyed and used to brightly decorate the streets with flower and symbolic Christian designs.
6. As neighbors look on in Zacatepec, Mexico, a man fills a stencil with dyed sawdust to form brightly decorated Christian designs prior to an Good Friday procession.
7. Smoothing a colorful stencil street design for Good Friday celebrations in Zacatepec Mexico
8. A family in Zacatepec, Mexico, uses dyed sawdust to decorate the street in from of their home with patterns and flowers to celebrate Easter.
9. A woman sweeps the street in Zacatepec Mexico after finishing designing an Easter motif. with dyed sawdust.
10. Although Good Friday morning is somber in Zacatepec, Mexico, by evening there is a great fiesta. This man is preparing
the outdoor concert with traditional Easter white and purple decorations.