Monday, April 18, 2011

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday (Domingo de Ramos) is the first day of Holy week (Semana Santa).  It is a colorful and happy occasion.  I was intrigued by the artistry of the woven palms and this lady in Uruapan had her own particular style.
Special masses are held which includes blessing of the intricately woven palm fronds, crosses and other figures woven from palms and wheat.
 Men and women lined the courtyard of the church in hopes of selling their works of art.
All were busy weaving the palms into their own unique design.
This lady was coming out of the Oratorio Church in San Miguel de Allende.
Such artistic people and what a beautiful site!

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