Viejitos, Michoacan, Mexico
For the P’urhepechas, the “fiesta” is ritual, dance, food, fireworks and rockets, and is carefully prepared under the authority of the “cargueros”.
The fiesta is an occasion of indoctrination, contrition, renewal of faith, ceremonies, sacred actions, religious expression, and exaltation of identity. It is joy, release, libation, coexistence, discipline, sacrifice, collaboration and meeting.
Photography © Florence Leyret Jeune