The spring equinox deer dances at UNESCO World Heritage site Las Labradas will be held on Thursday 21 March, 2013. Normally dances start at noon.
You do not want to miss this exciting event! View photos, movie clips and a report about this event. The link-through also provides directions. Please contact Silvia Michel at SECTUR, 981-8883. She tells me that for 70 pesos the women in the village of Chicayota, at the entrance to Las Labradas, will serve you fresh tortillas hot off the comal, frijoles guisados en leña, goat cheese, ballusa, fish and other main dishes. Please support these terrific women who work so hard to support their local economy! Silvia tells me that this year there will not be a SECTUR bus, but that individual tour companies will have day trips to the event.
- Posted by Dianne Hofner Saphiere in Culture, Customs and Traditions, Day Trips from Mazatlán, Las Labradas
- Tagged: Deer Dance, Equinox, Las Labradas, Mayo Indians, Mazatlan, Mexico, National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, native ceremonies, Sinaloa, Thursday 21 March 2013, traditional musical instruments, UNESCO, UNESCO World Heritage, World Heritage Site, Yoreme Indians
About Dianne Hofner Saphiere
There are loads of talented people in this gorgeous world of ours. We all have a unique contribution to make, and if we collaborate, I am confident we have all the pieces we need to solve any problem we face.
I have been an intercultural organizational effectiveness consultant since 1979, working primarily with for-profit multinational corporations. I lived and worked in Japan in the late 70s through the 80s, and currently live in and work from México, where with a wonderful partner we've raised a bicultural, global-minded son. I have worked with organizations and people from over 100 nations in my career.
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Hi Dianne – love your blog. I would love to attend this – wondering if you know where to access more information regarding bus tours? Thanks so much
Denise, I would give SECTUR (Secretary of Tourism for the state) a call, since they are the ones who usually arrange the bus: 981-8883 Ext. 9 for English. Please share with us what you find out. Thanks and have a great time!
This blog says it starts at 12 but the Maz weekly says 9 to 12…do you know which time is correct…we are really looking forward to going and don’t want to miss it.
Lorraine, it depends what you mean by “it.” This year there are events all day long. You are responding to a post from Feb. 27, when plans were not yet completed. Detailed schedule is at
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