Monthly Archive: January 2016


Devoted to San Judas Tadeo

Every 28th day of the month, people venerate San Judas Tadeo (Judas Thaddeus) and gather at the Iglesia de San Hipólito near the Alameda Park. San Judas Tadeo is the saint of lost causes...


Indigenous artwork with beads

  The Totonacs of Papantla, Veracruz, who perform the ritual Danza de los Voladores (The Dance of the Flyers) launching themselves off a high pole with a rope attached to their ankles, make their own...


Black cat and ancient Mexico

The National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City has replicas of some of the pre-Hispanic sites from other parts of Mexico. This black cat looks like he is impersonating a black jaguar in the jungle,...