Good Friday is marked in several Mexican cities with the Procesion del Silencio – take a light-hearted look at this eye-opening cultural tradition, celebrated during Easter in Queretaro.

The Procession of Silence is a reenactment of the Passion of Christ, with common men & women marching through the city, the men in pointed hoods, carrying wooden crosses, their ankles in chains…

We here at DIY Travel HQ witnessed the festival in Queretaro, Mexico. It lasted for several hours so we passed the time coming up with bad puns & dreaming of chocolate & hot-cross buns ūüôā

#1. Joseph & the Technicolour Dreamcoat

Queretaro Semana Santa

Joseph & the Technicolour Dreamcoat

#2. Boyz in da Hood

Semana Santa Querataro

Boyz in da Hood

#3. There’s no need to drag your feet

Easter traditional festival

There’s no need to drag your feet

#4. We’ve all got a cross to bear

Man carrying cross Easter

We’ve all got a cross to bear

#5. Fifty Shades of Grey

Passion of Christ Mexico

Fifty Shades of Grey

#6.¬†Don’t be fooled by the cross that I got, I’m still I’m still Joseph from the block

Mexico Procession of Silence

Don’t be fooled by the cross that I got, I’m still I’m still Joseph from the block

#7. Orange is the New Black

Queretaro Easter parade

Orange is the New Black

#8. At the crossroads

Easter traditions around the world

At the crossroads

#9. Cross-Eyed

Mexico cultural festival

Cross-Eyed

#10. Cone Heads

Easter festivals around the world

Cone Heads

#11. Damn whites & colours got mixed up in the laundry again

Queretaro Semana Santa

Damn whites & colours got mixed up in the laundry again

#12. Black Widows

Mexican cultural traditions

Black Widows

#13. Never done the Macarena & proud of it

Procession of SIlence

Never done the Macarena & proud of it

Know Before You Go

What: Procesion del Silencio

Where: Procession travels around the city, beginning at Catedral de Queretaro

When: Good Friday

Time: Starts at 5:30pm

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*** The Final Word: The Procesion del Silencio is an eye-opener to the different Easter traditions celebrated around the world *** 

What unusual Easter festivals have you taken part in? 

Super easy DIY travel around city centres

Visited in April 2016