The voladores, fliers, sometimes called hombres pajaro. In modern times, they wear costumes consisting of a. The city was founded in the th century by the totonacs and has dominated the totonacapan region of the state since then. Quiahuitzlan means place of rain in nahuatl ancient city cempoala ruins of temples and circular building remains and muralla antigua, which was built in the first spanish conquistador hernan cortez. The tradition ultimately spread across mexico and down as far as nicaragua. Papantla is a place that has transcended time where the sky and the land converse.
It is the ancient ritual of the voladores, or fliers. Five men representing the five elements of the indigenous world climb to the top of a pole, one of them stays, playing a flute and dancing while 4 others descend the pole with a rope tied to one of their feet. The ritual ceremony of the voladores of papantla was recognized as intangible cultural heritage ich by unesco in 2009. The ancient totonac ritual ceremony of the voladores is a dance ritual performed by five men on a tall pole in veracruz, mexico. The ceremonial dance of the voladores becomes unesco. Before this was ruled by the spanish, it was an indigenous land called the totonaka. Jun 28, 2016 even though the ritual initially became a practice which was performed at the beginning of every spring hoping for good fertility, the ritual in present times varies according to the region in which is it practiced. These are the last few days of meshika in mexico, the land of her birth. Suzanne barbezat is a freelance writer specializing in mexican travel, culture, and food. Most voladores from papantla perform the ceremonia ritual del volador.1389 1359 1544 193 398 1041 151 1118 548 121 1473 1125 259 852 1490 1314 413 621 1236 665 273 1403 1357 409 1067 1292 1217 458 1439 882 1296 120