Mexican pilgrims appeal to PopocatepetlLoading
  • Mexico Popocatepetl Ceremony Photo Gallery
    Every March 12, people from the villages surrounding the Popocatepetl volcano trek up its slopes to make offerings and play music in asking the mountain to spare them from eruptions.
    Eduardo Verdugo | AP
  • Mexico Popocatepetl Ceremony Photo Gallery
    When the sun rises, hundreds of pilgrims head out from the towns of Santiago Xalintzintla, Tlamacas and San Nicolas de Los Ranchos in van and trucks to drive part way up the 17,886-foot (5,450-meter) volcano for their daylong celebration.
    Eduardo Verdugo | AP
  • Mexico Popocatepetl Ceremony Photo Gallery
    They walk higher up bringing grapes, corn, watermelon, chicken and tequila hoping to appease “Don Goyo,” as they call the mountain, from the Nahuatl language.
    Eduardo Verdugo | AP
  • Mexico Popocatepetl Ceremony Photo Gallery
    Musicians with clarinets, a trombone, a tuba and drums begin playing, and the pilgrims participate in hours of song, prayers, fireworks and dancing. Then they head back down, hoping Popocatepetl will “remain happy and at peace.”
    Eduardo Verdugo | AP
  • Mexico Popocatepetl Ceremony Photo Gallery
    A man plays the tuba during the yearly pilgrimage un the slopes of the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
    Eduardo Verdugo | AP
  • Mexico Popocatepetl Ceremony Photo Gallery
    Musicians play as villagers participate in a ceremony on the slopes of the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
    Eduardo Verdugo | AP
  • Mexico Popocatepetl Ceremony Photo Gallery
    The volcano soars up about 45 miles southeast of Mexico City and periodically emits bursts of ash, vapor and sometimes glowing rock.
    Eduardo Verdugo | AP
  • Mexico Popocatepetl Ceremony Photo Gallery
    People who live in nearby villages pray next to an offering during a ceremony on the slopes of the Popocatepetl volcano.
    Eduardo Verdugo | AP
  • Mexico Popocatepetl Ceremony Photo Gallery
    A cross entwined with colored ribbons is seen during a ceremony on a rock formation on the slopes of the Popocatepetl volcano.
    Eduardo Verdugo | AP
  • Mexico Popocatepetl Ceremony Photo Gallery
    People who live in nearby villages participate in a ceremony on a rock formation on the slopes of the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Every March 12, people from the villages surrounding the Popocatepetl volcano trek up its slopes to make offerings and play music in asking the mountain to spare them from eruptions.
    Eduardo Verdugo | AP
  • Mexico Popocatepetl Ceremony
    A villager blows on a conch shell during a ceremony on a rock formation on the slopes of the Popocatepetl volcano.
    Eduardo Verdugo | AP
  • Mexico Popocatepetl Ceremony
    An offering of food and drink is placed during a ceremony on the slopes of the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
    Eduardo Verdugo | AP
  • Mexico Popocatepetl Ceremony
    A pilgrim prays next to an offering during a ceremony on the slopes of the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico.
    Eduardo Verdugo | AP
  • Mexico Popocatepetl Ceremony Photo Gallery
    People from the villages surrounding the Popocatepetl volcano trek up its slopes to a rock formation, to make offerings and play music in asking the mountain to spare them from eruptions in Mexico, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. When the sun rises, hundreds of pilgrims head out from the towns of Santiago Xalintzintla, Tlamacas and San Nicolas de Los Ranchos in van and trucks to drive, then walk up the 17,886-foot (5,450-meter) volcano for their daylong celebration.
    Eduardo Verdugo | AP
  • Mexico Popocatepetl Ceremony Photo Gallery
    People from the villages surrounding the Popocatepetl volcano make their yearly pilgrimage up the volcano, in Mexico, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Every year on March 12, residents make their way to a rock formation on the slopes of the volcano to celebrate the day of Don Gregorio Chino Popocatepetl, as the volcano is known to them, with offerings of food, music, dance and fireworks. People of this region consider the Popocatepetl a deity to be worshipped and respected. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
    Eduardo Verdugo | AP
  • Mexico Popocatepetl Ceremony Photo Gallery
    People who live in nearby villages make their yearly pilgrimage as they walk up the slopes of the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Every year on March 12, when the sun rises, hundreds of pilgrims head out from the towns of Santiago Xalintzintla, Tlamacas and San Nicolas de Los Ranchos in van and trucks to drive, then walk up the 17,886-foot (5,450-meter) volcano for their daylong celebration. People of this región consider the Popocatepetl a deity to be worshipped and respected. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
    Eduardo Verdugo | AP
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