Mexican Holidays

  Tending to a gravesite on the Day of the Dead  

Annual national Mexican holidays that are celebrated not only in Sonora, but throughout the country.




Holidays are another source of fiesta events in Sonora, as annual holidays are observed with long-standing customs and traditions.

Many of the annual holidays are celebrated in the same manner as is observed nationally in Mexico, but others have a distinctive Sonoran flavor.

For example, the traditions associated with holidays like Easter and the annual Day of the Dead are often a synthesis between the Catholic religious rites and indigenous traditions.

As a result, there may be some small differences between how the Papago (Tohono O'odham), Yaqui, Mayo and other indigenous groups observe the traditions.

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