|When is Noche de Brujas in 2016?|
The 2016 Noche de Brujas is on Friday, March 4th.
|What is Noche de Brujas ?|
Noche de Brujas (Night of the Witches) is a rich and intriguing traditional Mexican day of celebration that falls on the first weekend of March each year. It is celebrated in the city of Catemeco, Mexico, which has a reputation as the Capital of Witchcraft. The presence of ancient Olmec ruins in this semi-tropical location adds an aura of mystery to the festivities.
This destination attracts tourists every year to dive into the gala scene, participate in cleansing rituals, and purchase the services of spell-casters, seers, and herbalists. The festival has been held each year since 1970 when a local shaman suggested hosting a convention for witchcraft practitioners. Voodoo, indigenous practices, and medieval Spanish traditions all come into play during the all-night cleansing ceremony.