Tag Archives: Sahuayo

Travelling the South Shore

Since I moved here four and a half years ago, I have made many trips around/along the south shore of Lake Chapala.  I’ve gone with old friends for fiestas and with new friends and my son to show them there’s … Continue reading

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Cuyutlan, Colima, part three

On Sunday morning, the second day of our stay in Cuyutlan, Jonnie and I decided to go over to Tecoman, Colima, the closest city to Cuyutlan.  Tecoman has a population of about 112,000 and, so, compared to Cuyutlan is just … Continue reading

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Altars, Churches in Mexico

Churches around my part of Mexico (the central highlands) are replete with amazing altars, lighting fixtures, and statuary.  Now when I say “amazing,” I don’t necessarily mean lavish or ornate, although often I do.  Sometimes I just mean that I’m … Continue reading

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Churches in Mexico, part 3

? Shall we continue our look at some of the churches located around my section (the Central Highlands) of Mexico? The church in the photo above is the current-day Cathedral located in Zamora, Michoacan, Mexico.  A cathedral is the church … Continue reading

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Tlahualiles, Sahuayo, July 2012

So, six gringas went to fiesta in Sahuayo……it sounds like the beginning of a joke; right?  But there really is no punchline, although I’m sure that my faithful readers can come up with one and somehow I think it’s gonna … Continue reading

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La Macuca y sus Potrillos, Sahuayo, Michocan Tlahualiles parade, July 2012

While my friend Kathi and I were wandering the streets of Sahuayo, Michocan, Mexico on the morning of 25 July 2012, we [almost literally] stumbled upon this fine assortment of livestock and their handlers: Now, looking at the light brown … Continue reading

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Sahuayo Tlahualiles fiesta….let’s set the stage

Got back on Thursday afternoon from our three-day, two-night trip to Sahuayo, Michoacan, for the annual Tlahualiles parade.  And what a great parade it was.  Best of the three that I have attended.  One of my friends asked me why … Continue reading

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Sahuayo Tlahualiles parade….Who ARE these people??

One of the things that amazes me most about the Tlahualiles parade is the fact that each of the groups marching therein is composed of folks from local barrios or neighborhoods or associations.  And these amazing headdresses are made by … Continue reading

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Tlahualilies, here we come!

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you’ll know that my absolute favorite parade here around Lake Chapala is that of the Tlahualiles in Sahuayo, Michoacan, Mexico. About six months after I moved here four years ago, … Continue reading

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The Agricultural Parade, Jocotepec, 13 January 2012

You will remember that in my last post, I told you that each parade during the Senor del Monte festival is sponsored by a different group.  The parade on 13 January was the one financed by the agricultural workers and … Continue reading

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