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Traditions and customs

Traditions are those that come from a culture that is transmitted from generation to generation within a state or community. Traditions are a fundamental aspect for all Mexicans because they are those that identify us as Mexicans, especially for Tamaulipas. With the traditions the Tamaulipas remember the origin of our state and all its ancestors.

Some of our traditions are:

Day of the Dead

This is a very famous tradition celebrated in all the cities of Tamaulipas since the age of the Chichimecas. To this day, many people celebrate it by putting altars with sugar skulls and cempasuchil flowers to remember all the loved ones who have already passed away.

Picota music

In the center of the state, in the mountain area of ​​San Carlos, the traditional pillory music, accompanied by dances and executed to the sound of the drum and the clarinet. In the region of the former fourth district, semi-desert area where the first missions in the state were established, religious dances "standing and riding" and processional dances that involve a complex community organization for their organization are preserved.


Each year in different regions of the entity is commemorated San Antonio de Padua so that his image walks through 4 days through the streets of Tula to give good benefits in this place; The remaining 3 days are contests of games like race of sacks shot to piloncillo. On the last day there is a burning of gunpowder to ward off the evils of this place.

Celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe

On the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, December 12, great pilgrimages are made to all the temples of the City of Tampico but mainly to the cathedral where traffic is closed to give way to thousands of children dressed as Juan Diego. Amid great rejoicing, vintage stalls and large entertainment, indigenous dance groups flock to the cathedral and other temples.

Source: Offices of the Governor, Civic Development Office

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