Dance of Tastoanes

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The dance of the Tastoanes

Traditional dances of Mexico The feast of Tastoanes, which is part of the cult of St. James, held in stocks Jocotán, San Juan de Ocotán, Ixcatán, Nextipac and Santa Ana Tepetitlán.

Traditionally it is made from 25 to 27 July in Santa Ana Tepetitlán but the celebration takes place from 9 to 12 September and Jocotán celebrations are the 8 to 9 March.

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The dance of the Tastoanes Traditional dances of Mexico

The Dance of the Tastoanes is a celebration has more than three centuries of tradition in the villages of western Mexico, is a cultural expression characteristic of this region; It is celebrated on July 25 in the towns of Jalisco, from the municipal capital of Tonala and Salatitán in San Juan de Ocotán, Nextipac, Santa Ana and San Francisco Tepetitlán Ixcatán in Zapopan. Just as in the state of Zacatecas in Juchipila, Apozol and Moyahua Estrada and others.

Dance of Tastoanes

Held since colonial times, it represents the triumph of indigenous Chimalhuacanos on the conquerors, represented by St. James.

Tastoanes Tonala Tlaquepaque Zapopan Jalisco This ceremony brings together war dances, mystical beliefs and history.

The ritual passed down from generation to generation with integrity but clothing has undergone some changes.

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Máscaras de Tastoanes, Tonalá Jalisco 👺✨ Este concepto fue creado por por don Candelario Medrano que era un artesano surrealista de Tonalá Jalisco. Los tastoanes es un personaje de la danza de los tastoanes (palabra que proviene del nahuatl tlatoani que significa; señor o gobernante de tiempos prehispánicos). Se celebra en la fiesta en honor del Santo Santiago. Es impresionante la variedad de tradiciones que tiene cada rincón de México al igual que sus artesanías las cuales son únicas a comparación de otros estados, ya que tienen detalles que hacen que los estados se identifiquen con ellas. ✨ ¿Cual es tu artesanía favorita?, ¿Conocías la mascaras de los Tastoanes? 🤭❤️ – Tastoanes masks, Tonalá Jalisco 👺✨ This concept was created by Don Candelario Medrano who was a surrealist artisan from Tonalá Jalisco. The tastoanes is a character in the dance of the tastoanes (a word that comes from the Nahuatl tlatoani which means; lord or ruler of pre-Hispanic times). It is celebrated at the party in honor of Saint Santiago. It is impressive the variety of traditions that each corner of Mexico has as well as its crafts which are unique compared to other states, since they have details that make the states identify with them. ✨ What is your favorite craft? Did you know the masks of the Tastoanes? 🤭❤️ – 📍 Tonalá, Jalisco 📷 Fotografía y derechos de propiedad de @daniela.maciaas – Recuerda etiquetarnos y usar el #mexico_for_all para seguir compartiendo nuestro Mexico 🇲🇽! También te recomendamos guardar esta publicación para que tus siguientes vacaciones sepas que lugar conocer! ✨

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The participants wearing masks are made of leather, wood or rubber in the form of animals. The instrument used to accompany the dance is the flageolet (wind instrument made of wood, similar to clarinet).

Dance of Tastoanes

This concept was created by Don Candelario Medrano who was a surrealist artisan from Tonalá Jalisco. The tastoanes is a character in the dance of the tastoanes (a word that comes from the Nahuatl tlatoani which means; lord or ruler of pre-Hispanic times). It is celebrated at the party in honor of Saint Santiago.

It is impressive the variety of traditions that each corner of Mexico has as well as its crafts which are unique compared to other states, since they have details that make the states identify with them. What is your favorite craft? Did you know the masks of the Tastoanes?

Tastoanes masks, Tonalá Jalisco This concept was created by Don Candelario Medrano who was a surrealist artisan from Tonalá Jalisco. The tastoanes is a character in the dance of the tastoanes (a word that comes from the Nahuatl tlatoani which means; lord or ruler of pre-Hispanic times). It is celebrated at the party in honor of Saint Santiago.

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