La Pasión Iztapalapa
The Iztapalapa Crucifixion is an annual reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ that takes place during Holy Week in the Iztapalapa district of Mexico City. The event is one of the largest and most elaborate religious processions in Mexico and draws thousands of participants and spectators each year.
The tradition of the Iztapalapa Crucifixion dates back to the 19th century and is rooted in the history and culture of the Iztapalapa community. The procession involves hundreds of actors, musicians, and volunteers who work together to recreate the Passion of Christ, from his trial and conviction to his crucifixion and death.
The procession begins on Good Friday and lasts for several hours, with participants dressed in period costumes and carrying religious banners and icons. The reenactment of the crucifixion takes place on a hill known as Cerro de la Estrella, which is transformed into a replica of Calvary for the event.
The Iztapalapa Crucifixion is a deeply religious and cultural event that reflects the traditions and beliefs of the Mexican people. It is also an important tourist attraction, drawing visitors from around the world who come to witness the spectacle and participate in the celebrations of Holy Week in Mexico City. The event has been recognized as a cultural heritage event by the Mexican government and is an important part of the country’s religious and cultural identity.