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