El Konti—An Age-Old Tradition Stronger Than Ever


INCREDIBLE way the Yoreme have of teaching their youth the importance of tradition and community! Enjoy this centuries-old tradition and its mix of pre-Hispanic, Catholic and modern influences.

¡VidaMaz!

P1120579 Some of the Judíos en route to Mochicahui, with yours truly in the center.

I am passionate about culture. My friends, family and professional colleagues know that. I hate to see a language or a cultural tradition die out. I feel sure in my bones that when we lose such a treasure, we lose some of the answer—some of the solution—to living together in a sustainable and harmonious way on our planet.

That being said, this weekend we witnessed one of the most wonderful rescues of cultural tradition that I have seen in a looooong time—the return of EL KONTI to the corrida of Las Higueras in the small Yoreme town of Mochicahui!

Traditionally, every Friday during Lent, in each of the Yoreme communities along the Rio Fuerte, the Stations of the Cross are performed by men dressed as Judíos or Fariseos. They dance in honor of God and…

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