The Colors of Holy Week
By Jesús Aguado
Holy Week is over, but like other years, the traditional purple, red and white covered the streets and buildings of this historical city. The streets were also filled with chamomile, mastranzo, and other aromatic herbs that not only filled the environment with their perfume but were also carpets that healed the feet of those devotees walking barefoot while carrying centennial images that revived Christ’s passion and death. The religious traditions in the city also include the arrival before Holy Week of our Lord of the Column, which has been brought in procession from Atotonilco to San Miguel since early 1800. In addition, the showy altars of Good Friday impacted locals and visitors because of their beauty. These are some of the best images of the religious traditions that celebrate the passion and death of Christ.