Semana Santa in Mexico: Watch a Reenactment of the Crucifixion of Christ

It’s Semana Santa (Holy Week) here in Mexico, the week before Easter, and lots of people have the week off work.

You can travel to the beach and face bigger crowds, traffic-choked highways, and inflated prices at hotels.

You can take a trip to one of Mexico’s famous magic towns – well-preserved colonial beauties, many in the center of the country within easy reach of Mexico City, such as Taxco or Malinalco, or a larger colonial city: Queretaro, Puebla, Guanajato, and so many more.

(Or, if you are like me, you can stay home and catch up on WAY too much work.)

However, you don’t have to go far to have a great experience during Semana Santa. Thursday is jueves santo – holy Thursday – and in small towns and city neighborhoods all over Mexico, you can see a local teenager dress up as Jesus, carry a cross through town while getting whipped by his friends, and get crucified up on a hill.

I wrote all about it in my article Witness A Crucifixion in Mexico, which won 3rd place in Transition Abroad’s narrative writing contest last year.

Please read the article here, and check out some more pictures below.

Thanks for visiting!

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About Ted Campbell

U.S.-Canadian writer, translator and university teacher in Mexico. Travel stories and practical tips on my blog No Hay Bronca: Twitter: @NoHayBroncaBlog // Contact: nohaybroncablog (at)

Posted on March 29, 2015, in Mexico and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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