TRADITIONS OF MEXICO
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PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Traditions of Mexico project is an effort to feature many of Mexico's unique customs and cultural celebrations. A goal of the project is to report on local customs, as well as religious and indigenous beliefs that sustain the traditions. The project will look at changes to the traditions and contributing factors.

The Day of the Dead project began in the states of Guerrero and Oaxaca in October and November of 2002, and will continue for several years.

Additional documentary work will include various regions of Mexico, from unique geographic regions, such as Copper Canyon in Chihuahua and the indigenous Tarahumara who live there, to the Colonial cities of central Mexico, San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato. The next step of the project is to visit Kickapoo and Seminole settlements, El Nacimiento and Colonia de los Kikapu, in the north, as well as to monitor the involvement and support of politically active indigenous movements in the Yucatan, as they are expected to make their concerns known when the World Trade Organization meets in Cancun this September.

The project will develop into several active sections of resources, featuring topics such as Semana Santa, Las Posadas and the Virgen de Guadalupe.

For more information, send an email to info@houstonculture.org.


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