Saturday, February 14, 2015

The construction of the Petatera - Documentary

The construction of the monumental Petatera - Villa de Álvarez

The video was made by director Bogart Rodríguez, and is part of the documentary series "Traditions Colimotas" produced by the Ministry of Culture of the State Government, where many of the important activities in each of the municipalities of the state traditions are explored.

In the documentary the construction of the monumental Petatera observed in addition to the testimony of several important characters that perform the work, talk about the tradition and the reasons why San Felipe de Jesus is the patron saint of the town and others whom are engaged in this festival, but also shows how after the fiesta is over, the work of craftsmen dismantle the bullring.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Festejos Charro Taurinos - 2015

Festejos Charro Taurinos
Villa de Álvarez 2015

Traditional and ancient Celebration Taurinos Charro, has for its visitors countless elements that make it unique in its kind. The Petatera (bullring built of wood, ropes and mats), horseback riding and mojigangos, the receptions, the rodeos and clowns, formal runs, competitions, exhibitions, rides, horsemanship, sports events and cultural, but above all the hospitality, friendliness and warmth of its people.

Los Tucanes de Tijuana, sábado 7 de febrero.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tuba - a drink from the Philippines

This tradition originated in the Philippines and was handed down through the generations. It then arrived in Mexico by means of the Manila Galleon.

When the Manila galleon arrived on the Colima coast in the 16th century in search of lime that was so necessary to prevent scurvy among its passengers, it disembarked groups of Philippine workers, who came to grow sugar cane and rice in the fields of the region.

The exchange of customs between both countries that had both been taken over by Spain soon bore fruit. Chocolate, tamales, tortillas pozole (a thick, pork based broth) were sent from Mexico and from the Philippines came, among other things, shawls and the tuba. This term comes from the Philippine and means a nutritious, refreshing drink which is an extract of the coconut palm flower.
By: Guadalupe Silva
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