Events in Xochimilco

Trajineras in Xochimilco
1. Price per trajinera according to the official rate

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Most Beautiful Flower of the Ejido

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This festival was born from pre-Hispanic times, it was known as Xochipanis, in colonial times the evangelizers established the festival according to the liturgical calendar, setting the date on Friday of Dolores. In 1785, Viceroy Bernardo de Gálvez inaugurated the Paseo de la Viga in Santa Anita, today a delegation from Iztacalco, in 1902 due to the deterioration suffered by the Canal de la Viga due to the construction works of the Jamaica market, the festivity moved to Mixquic City Hall of Tláhuac in 1954, It is in 1955, when it is celebrated for the first time in the Xochimilco Delegation, with the mission of recovering the pre-Hispanic cults and manifestations that enrich the population and that recreate the time in which the converted flower was worshiped in deity, Xochiquetzalli. This celebration allows the peasant woman, or daughter of peasants, to appear before society as an independent entity; hoisting Mexicanness as a fundamental characteristic when wearing the traditional attire of the central Altiplano (consisting of: chincuete, white square-neck blouse with short sleeves and cross-stitch embroidery, “ball” or Santa María shawl, girdle, ties to braid your hair, tochomitl and huaraches).


The elements that every contestant had to wear were associated with agricultural production: flowers and vegetables produced in the ejido they represented, hence the importance of carrying them with respect.  Today, 12 of the 16 delegations of Mexico City participate that at some point had or have ejidos, such as Álvaro Obregón, Azcapotzalco, Coyoacán, Cuajimalpa, Magdalena Contreras, Milpa Alta, Gustavo A. Madero, Iztapalapa, Iztacalco, Tláhuac, Tlalpan, and of course, Xochimilco come together in this celebration.

The winners are crowned and undertake the commitment to participate, disseminate and promote the traditions that have kept this great festival alive.

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