Friday of Sorrows (Viernes de Dolores)

by Ron Mader

Mexico celebrates Easter with great passion. In 2010 Holy Week (Semana Santa) is celebrated March 28- April 4.

Tomorrow is the celebration of Viernes de Dolores or Friday of Sorrows. The tradition dates to the Colonial period when priests consecrated a chapel to the Virgen de los Dolores. Altars are built in public areas, markets, homes and churches to commemorate the pain of the Virgin Mary. Altars are decorated with seedlings, straw flowers and chia pets. Check out the photos!

Viernes de Dolores @ 2010

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