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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 37. Are Aztec dancers practicing a religion? 

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43152


Aztec dance originated from the Conchero Movement, which was a vernacular Catholic practice carried out in small towns in the State of Mexico and neighboring states, including Querétaro and Hidalgo, and Mexico City. Every year on September 13th, Concheros from Mexico and the United States congregate in the Temple of the Saint Cross (Templo de la Santa Cruz) in Querétaro, which has become the cradle of the celebration, to commemorate the commitment of keeping the tradition alive

Chapter Contributors

  • Yanitsa Buendía de Llaca ( - ydellaca) 'University of California, Santa Barbara'