Easter in Mexico
Semana Santa (Holy Week) is the Mexican
celebration that takes over Easter.
It begins on Palm Sunday and runs until Easter
and undoubtedly the most important Holiday in the Mexican culture. Schools and
often businesses in Mexico close during these two weeks and many Mexican
families go on Holiday during Semana Santa and Pascura.
Throughout the celebration of Holy week there
is always a lot of delicious local food to be found across the country. The
Roman Catholics Lenten traditions dictate that no meat is eaten on Fridays
during lent, so instead Mexicans fill up on fish soup, lima beans, shrimp patties
as well as nopales. The most popular desert in Mexico is Capiriotada. It is a
bread and butter pudding made with bread, butter, cheese milk, raisins,
cinnamon and sometimes other dried fruits that is always served at Easter
celebrations in Mexico.
One of the joys of living in Mexico is the appreciation
of the richness of the culture and traditions.
Happy Easter from Akumal Villas!