Atotonilco el Alto | Las Calles Compuestas, Jalisco, Mexico

“Las Calles Compuestas” is an annual tradition which celebrates the feast of the Immaculate Conception from November 30 to December 8 in Mexico.  Atotonilco el Alto is a province of Jalisco, Mexico, that is more famously known for this celebration.

Calles Compuestas Atotolinco

The literal translation of the name of the celebration is “Composed Streets”.  The origin of the name for this tradition stems from the fact that this feast is not just celebrated in churches or the city plaza, but instead in the city streets.

Calles Compuestas Yellow

Calles Compuestas Green

Each street is adorned with paper mache flowers and cloth overhead .

Calles Compuestas Upclose

Calles Compuestas Flowers

Calles Compuestas White

Music, food, drink, and fireworks are also used as part of the celebration.

Calles Compuestas Churros

Calles Compuestas Blue

Some of my relatives recently traveled to Mexico and were able to attend this celebration.  They were kind enough to share their photos so that I could share them with you.

Please feel free to ask any questions.  Hope you are having a great day. 🙂