¡Viva Mexico! Celebration

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Adults: $8

Seniors (62+) and teens (13-18): $6

12 and under: FREE!

Event Description

Enjoy música, arte and más at this celebration of the culture, cuisine and crafts of our colorful neighbor. Featuring music, arts and food from Mexico. Cultural events rarely experienced outside of Mexico!

Events: 

Ongoing:
• Mercado Mexicano (Mexican Market) with 27 artists from 14 Mexican states
• Pabellon de los Estados (Pavillion of States) featuring Jalisco, Puebla, Chihuahua, Oaxaca and Sonora
• La Fonda Mexicana, traditional Mexican food stand
• Curanderia (traditional healing ceremonies)
• Demonstrations by master weaver Bulmaro Perez Mendoza

Performance Field:
11:00-11:15    Ribbon Cutting/Opening Ceremony
11:15-11:30    Voladores de Papantla ceremony
3:00 – 3:15    Voladores de Papantala ceremony

Main Stage:
12:00 – 12:50  “Fiesta Mexicana” with Cornisa 20
1:00 – 1:15    Guaguas Ceremony, by the Voladores de Papantla
2:00- 2:45    Ballet Folklorico (Ballet Ilusion Saturday, Los Ninos de Santa Fe Sunday)
3:00 – 3:45    Presentation on “Risa Terapia” (“Laugh Therapy”) by curandera Rita Navarrete Perez

Outside the Education Center:
2:00- 2:45    Mole making demonstration and tasting with chef Fernando Olea

Elsewhere:
10:15    Opening ceremony with the Curanderos 
10:30 – 12:30  Arts & Crafts: Make a corn husk doll  (Saturday only)
11:00 – 1:30    Make a tortilla on the comal
1:30 – 3:30    Arts & Crafts: Make a corn husk calla lilly (alcatraz)
2:30 – 4:00    Special appearance by the charros of Cornisa 20
3:15 – 4:45    Mariachi Nuevo Mexico in the eating area
4:00 – 4:30    Pinatas for kids

Presentations inside the Education Center:

Saturday, July 19:
11:30 -12:15   What is Curanderismo? by New Mexican curandera Tonita Gonzales
12:15 – 1:00    Mexican Fire-Cupping (Ventosas) by Mexican curandera Rita Navarrete Perez
1:00 – 1:45    Energetic Cleansing (Limpias) by Mexican curandero Laurencio Nunez
2:00 – 3:00     Raramuri: Footrunners of the Sierra Madres by scholar Diana Molina
3:15 – 4:00    New Mexico Medicinal Plants by New Mexican curandera Bernadette Torres
4:00 – 4:45    Reconnecting with our New Mexico Ancestry by New Mexican curandera Lorraine Cordova

Sunday, July 20:
11:30 – 12:15  Healing with Conch Shell (Curando con Caracol) by Mexican curandero Juan Carlos Solano
12:15 – 1:00    Meso-American Acupuncture (Acupuntura de Meso America) by Mexican curandera Sofia Salazar
1:00- 1:45        Mexican fire-cupping (Ventosas) by Mexican curandera Rita Navarrete Perez
2:00 – 3:00      Morena Moderna: Contemporary Visions of Our Lady of Guadalupe by scholar Diana Molina
3:15 - 4:00       Medicinal Plants (Plantas medicinales) by Mexican curandera Leticia Amaro
4:00 – 4:45      Shawl Healing (Manteadas) by Mexican curandera Alberta Sanchez


 

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