To cross its impeccable streets is to enjoy a walk through the history of the state of Michoacán
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To visit Morelia is to visit a city that has stopped in time, its quiet streets are silent witnesses of the history that has accumulated in the corners and corners; they have been perfectly defined by the magnificence of colonial constructions
Santa Clara del Cobre
Originally Santa Clara was inhabited by the Purépecha people, who discovered copper from the region and developed techniques to work it, both in this town and in its surroundings, the ancient indigenous people of the region hammered copper to create utilitarian items, ornaments like zoomorphic bells , bezotes, earrings and other instruments such as axes and knives.
The migration of these small insects, of half a gram of weight, comprises much of North America and is a wonderful and very complex phenomenon. It is one of the longest and most numerous migrations in the world of insects and in addition, the migratory generation (the same individuals) makes the round trip. And unlike migrations of birds, turtles and whales, Monarch butterflies have never been to hibernation sites before. <
Zamora is the name given to this municipality and municipal seat in memory of the city of Zamora, Spain, since most of the Spanish founding families were originally from that city. The name of Zamora means in analogy with Zamora, Spain, both “Walled City” of the Latin “Civitas-Murata” for its natural environment, surrounded by hills, and the Arabic word “Zamarat” which means “Emerald” when contemplating the vegetable of its beautiful and fertile field
Here the streets are filled with songs and traditional music such as The Dance of the Fishermen, with which the sacred duck hunted in the lake of Pátzcuaro and hunted with a spear is cooked for those who wait for their deceased relatives during the evening from November 2.
During the early morning of November 1 it is possible to see the processions of fishermen who, with lit candles in their rafts, paddle to the island of Janitzio.
In 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity to the celebration of the Day of the Dead.
According to its inhabitants, during the night of November 1 in Pátzcuaro the shadows of Mintzita, daughter of King Tizintzicha, Itzihuapa, son of Taré and crown prince of Janitzio, and the guardians of the hidden treasure under the waters between the islands of Janitzio emerge and La Pacanda; who walk through the pantheon to receive the offerings of the living.
Women and children quietly go to the cemetery to place offerings on the graves and light candles that illuminate the pantheon during the vigil, while Purépecha songs are heard. On November 1, the dead children are venerated and on 2 the adults who came forward along the way.
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Santa Clara del Cobre