sábado, 7 de mayo de 2011


The festivals that take place within the municipality are:
The May 21, where he remembers and celebrates the defeat of the French with native dance competition.
On September 14 when that started the War of Independence in Mexico.
The 24 to December 31, popular fair where cockfights are held, rodeos, art performances, dances and religious celebrations.
The most important traditional festivals for huejutlenses are carnival that takes place weeks before Easter in which are held indigenous liturgies on Saturday and Sunday. The Thursday and Friday, processions take place where the natives wear their traditional costumes, on Holy Saturday are blessed water jugs.
Typical Costume .- The clothing characteristic of the municipality in regard to man, is a blanket trousers and tunic, hat tancoco palm, cross-strap sandals made in the municipality of Jaltocán and introduced red scarf at the waist edge .
The woman wears a skirt to the ankle, plain or printed, decorated with lace and tucks, the use of entangling it is crossed in front, the hair is braided with ribbons and adorned with necklaces of fantasy, the woman carries no shoes.
The town reached by the Toltecs, who called the town Ixtlahuexotla which means "the White Willow."
Its infrastructure XVI century, where is the church and former convent of St. Augustine that are considered national monuments.
There are works of art such as paintings, frescoes dating from the colonial era.
Are also tiny sculptures carved in stone and clay by indigenous huastecos; of religious images in stone and wood carved by the Augustinian friars.
It also has the Casa de la Cultura, which is located in Paseo de Framboyanes s / n. Colonia Centro and is in charge of a coordinator and promoter, which is responsible for spreading the culture and tourist attractions in the region.

The Huastecos also have an own peculiar way of seeing death. The most important annual commemoration of the dead are the days where people enthusiastically celebrated Huasteca mountain and native dances where a colorful and varied show of pride in indigenous dress handed down from ancestors interpreted dance groups and huehues cuanegros chiquileguas Coles .

The intertwined dance accompanied by live and dead huapangueros groups and wind bands reviving the cottage industry making spooky masks of various types of wood.
On October 30 placed the altars, religious scenes and portraits of the deceased who is dedicated the offering. Each of its elements has a special symbolism: the arc of marigold flowers and lion's paw is the gate of heaven, lights and a flower petal path for guiding souls to the altar. He was placed on drinks, snacks and deceased's favorite snuff.

Food .- The regional cuisine is definitely a big draw, offering exquisite dried chile enchiladas, green or red tomato sesame, zacahuil, dried beef, tamales, cheese, bocoles, chorizo, xohol, huasteco or ranchero chicken, barbecue beef, pork carnitas, mole verde and red, ICSC and Tampico and the famous dish consisting of meat huasteco, cured or fried chicken, enchiladas with cheese, vegetables and beans.
Regional sweets are fruit in syrup, popsicles, the crowbars and cocadas, brown sugar and citron.
Drinks are on the cane liquor with fruit from the region and table wines.

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