Huey Atlixcáyotl, a multicolored look at the roots of Puebla

Huey Atlixcáyotl is one of the most representative festivals in the state of Puebla that is celebrated on the last Sunday of September and that agrees around the festival of San Miguel Arcángel.

Its main objective is to celebrate indigenous peoples such as: the Nahuas, Totonacos, Tepehuas, Otomies, Mixtecas, Popolacos, Mazatecos and Criollos who gather to honor the Quetzalcoatl God through their culture and traditions.

A multicolored celebration that was promoted by the ethnologist named Raymond Harvey Estage Noel, Cayuqui, together with local representatives who gathered since 1965 the songs, dances and rituals of the 11 ethnographic regions of the state, which are grouped on the hill of San Miguel or “Netotiloyan” (Hill of the dance) of the magical town of Atlixco, however, not only Puebla participates in this party. As a guest state sends a delegation that shows its ancient customs. This year Hidalgo will be present.

During such a great event, an iconic moment arrives for the 11 regions, the choice of the “Xochicíhuatl” (Woman flower) and its “Xochipilme” (Flowers) contest that does not qualify the beauty, but the knowledge of the customs of the peoples.

The experience is unique, from 7 in the morning of Sunday, we can see dancers filling the streets with color. After the ascent to the hill of San Miguel begins, the ethnic groups of Puebla rise to the rhythm of their own instruments.

Once in the Netotiloyan the party begins with the presentation of the dances and rituals of different regions of the state. It is necessary to admire this tradition from the stands.

In addition, we can climb to the top of the hill where we will find the Church of San Miguel, who is celebrated on that date.

Once up you can eat, cool off or have fun flying kites, if you do not carry yours do not worry, there are many places where you can buy one and see the sky of Atlixco fill with color.

Without a doubt, a great party that Atlixco offers and that captivates all the senses as the groups.