Monday, April 18, 2011

Silent Procession -Oaxaca, Mexico-Video

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

A Holy Week procession is an event taking place in Holy Week, most often in a country with traditional Roman Catholic culture.

* Palm Sunday: The day when Jesus arrived in Jerusalem.
* Holy Thursday: The day when Jesus gave Last Supper with His Apostles, followed by the beginning of his passion.
* Good Friday: Jesus' crucifixion, performed in 14 stations.
* Holy Saturday: Loneliness of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the day that Jesus Christ's body lay in the tomb.
* Easter Sunday: The resurrection of the Christ.

Silent Procession- Semana Santa- Oaxaca City, Mexico
Silent Procession in Oaxaca City. is held during Semana Santa (Holy Week). Get there early as there are huge crowds, it is a Very Special Cultural Experience that I would recommend.

Keep in mind that you may be waiting a few hours so bring something to occupy your child. Luckily we met new friends and they helped pass the time. Gracias, otherwise we would not have been able to survive the long wait without a meltdown.

Personally I would suggest this experience is more suited to older children and that you try to give them as much background as possible to what they will in all performances or cultural experiences, it helps to know what it is you are about to experience.

Observing this and other local customs with your children teaches your child to keep and open mind about different cultures and customs, which helps builds bridges.

Read more here on Wikipedia