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The Voladores de Papantla

Category: Special events

Venue: Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance

Saturday, June 20, 2015 to Sunday, June 21, 2015
at 6:30 pm

A once in a lifetime opportunity to see the legendary birdmen of Mexico! 

As unique as it is visually stunning, the spectacle of these Totonac men soaring through the air suspended on ropes is truly one of the cultural wonders of Latin America, and has been honoured by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage. 

Spend a summer evening in the park with Aztec and Peruvian dance, the Zugubal Dancers from the Torres Strait, and Grupo Sotz'il from Guatemala.  Food available: stalls include Mulata Cuisine from Columbia.

Click here for more information about the Ceremony of the Voladores.

Part of the Year of Mexico in Britain.  In association with the InTRANSIT Festival, Cumbre Tajin and ExpressArte.

Free