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The Matachinis dance in front of the church. The men and boys dress in white clothing with pointed headdresses like crowns decorated with colorful crepe paper flowers, streamers and ribbons. The Deer Dancer and the Pascolas dance in the fiesta ramada. The Pascolas are the "old men of the fiesta". The dance originally was to persuade the deer to sacrifice himself to the hunters for the welfare of the people. They wear carved oval wooden masks with long tufts of hair.
The Deer Dancer wears the head of a deer and carries a gourd rattle in each hand. They all wear strings of cocoon rattles wrapped around their legs. In Tucson, the dancers are bare to the waist. They dance off and on all night to the music of the harp and the violin, to the flute, water drum and rasps. The Pascolas joke and give cigarettes and water to the crowd.
At first the Deer is shy and skittish. He eludes the efforts of the Pascolas to capture him, but they finally succeed. As the evening proceeds he dances with them and becomes more playful, yet still aloof. A great Deer Dancer is alert, unmoved by the crowd; he is the deer. During the following week, on the drama of Holy Thursday, the Fariseo army of the Chapayekas capture the figure of Jesus in the cottonwood bower representing the Garden of Gethsemane and also take control of the church itself.
The Caballeros begin to change sides during this time and will finally join the church group. On Good Friday, the crucifixion is re-enacted on The Way of the Cross and later, the Resurrection, which is unseen by the Fariseo who believe they still possess the body of Jesus.
Late in the night, the Chapayekas hold a fiesta to celebrate their victory. The black hide mask may be a newer style and is worn with contemporary items such as this doll's head on the staff. In Tucson, these dancers frequently wear dark coats rather than blankets, and masks made from material other than hide, including Halloween masks and masks depicting modern characters like policemen. The wooden dagger is traditional. The morning of Holy Saturday, both groups prepare for the final confrontation.
In Tucson, this part of the drama draws crowds of visitors. The Chapayekas parade the figure of their straw Judas and ready themselves in front of their barracks.
The church Groups, the Matachin, the Deer Dancer and the Pascolas, as well as the Caballeros arrive decorated with real and crepe paper flowers, greens and ribbons to help defend the church. Around noon, the Fariseos and Chapayekas march towards the church, advancing towards the ash line which marks off the holy ground. Three times they charge and three times they are repulsed by the Maestros singing the Gloria , the ringing of the bells, waving of flags, the dancing of the Matachinis, the Pascolas and the Deer Dancer and the throwing of flowers by all the allies of the church.
At the end of the third charge, the Fariseos give in to their fate; they have been defeated, killed by the flowers and faith of the church people.
They throw their masks into the huge bonfire which also consumes their straw Judas. They are now ritually cleansed of evil. The Pascolas, Deer Dancer and the Matachinis dance again all night in celebration. At sunset, the Matachinis wind a colorful maypole which is unwound at dawn. I was wondering how you made the cookie robots? Love your party and ideas! Thank you so much for posting!
Would it be possible to get the link to the poster and goggles you used for the game? Thank you so much for sharing all of these fantastic ideas!! I am going to attempt the hats this weekend and was wondering what the width was on your black ribbon and if you found a good deal on it somewhere. Do you think a thicker black electrical tape would work instead? I love all these ideas! Thank you so much for posting. My daughter is turning 6 and wants a minion party.
If you have any time, could you please email me the link for the pin the goggles on the minion please! My daughter really wants to play that game. I would love to use the pin the goggles on the minion game. Can I get a copy of the large file? I love all of your ideas here and thank you so much for sharing your work for free!!!
I am off to Staples now to print out the pin the goggles on the minion poster. What size should I print it? It will not allow me to save it as a jpeg, either. Thank you for all of the help!! On the minion hats, how did you get the pipe cleaner hair to stay in place? Did you poke holes in the hat or use hot glue? Hi Jessica — If I recall, I used hot glue for the pipe cleaners.
Do you think this will work for them too? Do you have any suggestions? Check HERE for all the […]. Your email address will not be published. Invitations We hand-delivered her invitations since we had attached a rainbow lolipop to each one to represent the rainbow party blowers that the Minions used in the movie preview.
Minion Egg Hunt Once in the backyard, the kids were given empty goodie bags made from plain yellow bags with Minion faces glued on.
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It was so much fun and I owe hubby big time for his part in it all. Keep scaling it smaller until the face is the size you want for your banana I hope this helps! Disregard my last post. I noticed the link below and downloaded. Please email me the pin the goggles on the minion, best if its a psd file thank you. I got a 12 pack of lids at Bed Bath and Beyond a few months ago. Good to know, Christina! I downloaded the link to the poster.
What did you use to make the cookie robots bodies? I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating his 1st!! Yeah the eyes are on a much smaller scale….
Thank you for your ideas! Do you have the file for Pin the googles on the minion? Hi Nancy, It went just fine. So adorable and fun! Jennifer The Jenny Evolution. I used electrical tape, I figured it had to be easier than working with ribbon. So glad you found a solution that worked well for you! Hi Kaitlynn — I added a free download of the full-size version to the post. Disregard… I was able to do it using my phone ironically enough!
Love everything you have created! Can you help me out a bit please? What glue did you apply to the metal rings on the hat? Hi Patricia — I used a combination of hot glue and glue dots. Hi How did you get the pipe cleaners to stick?
I am going to make this for my grandchildren this year! I love the Birds Nest Cupcakes!! My family Easter tradition is coloring eggs the day before Easter Sunday, then we hide them on Easter Morning along with all the other egg goodies: My favorite Easter tradition is painting eggs with all my nieces and nephews!
And my favorite recipe is the Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets…so cute! My favorite Easter tradition is finding Easter eggs. My favorite recipe from the site is the peanut butter bonnets.
They are so cute! Thanks for the giveaway! Peanut Butter Kissed Pie.. But the tradition we follow is squeezing the faces on the Peeps. When I was little, I mentioned something about keeping my Peeps perfect, so my mom reached over and squished a head. So she made sure to squeeze a face or two every year. And I follow the same tradition, horrifying my kids, too. Your email address will not be published.
Handmade paper Easter baskets. Click the image to download! Comments i love to paint eggs and i like the Easter Bunny Egg Racers.
I love to color eggs and the Easter Basket cupcakes look yummy! And I love Easter basket cupcakes too! Peanut butter fudge looks yummy! My favorite tradition Church in the morning — so peaceful and such a tradition Favorite recipe from link is the black eyed susan cheesecakes — so cute and a great idea.
I love coloring eggs, then having deviled eggs for dinner. The egg racers look cool. The Easter Bunny leaves a scavenger hunt to find the baskets: Egg hunts with extended family and I like the great race craft! I love the Lenten season, and the Easter Basket cupcakes are adorable! The Easter basket cupcakes are really cute! My favorite tradition is dying eggs. I like to color Easter eggs and make up Easter Baskets.
I like their recipe for Velvety Chocolate Cream Pie. I want to try the chocolate peanut butter Rolo cookies. I love Rolo candies! I like Princess Basket Craft.
Our tradition is to all go out for Easter Brunch after services. Easter egg hunts are my favorite tradition. Your baskets look so cute!! The Butter Nut Chocolate topped cookies look good. Our favorite traditon is dyeing eggs! Our favorite tradition is decorating Easter eggs. Dye Easter Eggs then have a hunt with the relatives. My favorite traditions are coloring eggs and the Easter egg hunt. I like the Easter Bunny Egg Racers. We love doing the Easter egg hunt and I like the coconut cake nests recipe.
I love dyeing eggs. The Easter Bunny Egg Racers craft looks cute! And I like the coconut cake nests: We love dyeing eggs and Easter egg hunting and the the Great Race looks so cute! I like the easter basket cupcakes, and I like to decorate easter eggs. I love the Easter Bunny Egg Racers! We always color eggs and make Easter basket cupcakes. The easter basket cupcakes and i always loved doing the resurrection eggs. I love making easter baskets for my loved ones and surprising them with it. I love watching the kids have fun at the family easter egg hunt!
My favorite tradition is dying Easter Eggs. I love the Rally Road cars! I love those cute little baskets. Eastern for us is a turkey dinner get together. WE do a easter day brunch after church and, I love the easter basket cupcake recipe. We love to dye and hide the easter eggs Coconut Marshmallow Nests looks so good. My favorite tradition is an Easter Egg hunt! Just have the family over for a ham dinner.
I love to color eggs and I lOVE the easter basket cupcakes. I like the great race craft and we like to dye and paint eggs together.
We have a egghunt for the grandkids every Easter. Church in the morning and then to my families house for huge egg hunt for the kids. Family dinner is our favorite! The race cars would be perfect for my boys!
I can do this with my little girl now and I cant wait. Well done article that. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.
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