Los Voladores of Papantla, Veracruz

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At Los Voladores of Papantla, witness an ancient Mesoamerican ceremony that came about over half a millennium ago and is still performed today. According to legend, the ceremony started when the gods brought a drought upon the people. It was created in order to ask the powers above to bring back the rain. During the ceremony, five men climb to the top of a 30 m (98 ft) tall pole. Four of the men launch themselves from the top and decline to the ground via rope, while the fifth stays atop the pole and dances while playing the flute. The ritual was named an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. Make Los Voladores of Papantla part of your personalized Veracruz itinerary using our Veracruz trip maker app .
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  • turns out to be a unique experience to see how these people are risking to fly and not let that tradition papanteca the Voladores of Papantla, die in the Region of totonacapan in Papantla, Veracruz. Tajin archaeological zone.
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  • From the rise, preparations at the tip and the outcome down is spectacular but, it is still, its symbolism and importance to life.
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  • See how they climb to the tip, dropped, and one of them danced up is impressive, very good attraction not to be missed.
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