Events

Religious in Pátzcuaro

Día de Muertos

The villages around Pátzcuaro, most notably Tzintzuntzan, and the Isla Janitzio stage the most popular (and crowded!) Día de Muertos celebrations in Mexico. Parades, crafts markets, dancing, ceremonies, exhibitions …
Religious in Pátzcuaro

Pastorelas

These dramatizations of the shepherds’ journey to pay homage to the infant Jesus are staged in Plaza Grande around Christmas. Pastorelas indígenas, on the same theme but including mask dances, enact the struggle of …
Religious in Pátzcuaro

La Inmaculada Concepción/Virgen de la Salud

A colorful procession to the basilica on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception honors 'Our Lady of Health' with traditional dance performances.
Religious in Pátzcuaro

Semana Santa

Holy Week is full of events in Pátzcuaro and the lakeside villages, including Palm Sunday processions; re-enacting Christ’s journey to Calvary, the crucifixion and a candlelit procession in silence later in the day …