Each year around El Dia de Los Muertos— celebrated November 1st & 2nd traditionally – the sky over the Mexican mountain village of Angangueo becomes a flurry of orange, but it’s no swirl of bright autumn leaves. Visualize instead, millions of Monarch butterflies on the wing, fluttering in an endless stream into a few remote groves of firs in the hills above the town.
The local people have long believed the Monarchs are actually the returning spirits of their deceased relatives, mysteriously arriving at the same time each year, coinciding with The Day of the Dead. Aztec tradition holds that the souls of the departed will return as hummingbirds and butterflies, and the link between myth and the Monarchs’ annual return spans centuries.
Angangueo is a small town located in far eastern Michoacán in central Mexico and
was officially founded shortly after a large mineral deposit was discovered in the area in the very late 18th century. Angangueo is located in high rugged forested mountains, with the town nestled below in a small canyon. Like most mining towns, Angangueo has an irregular layout of its streets and blocks, which has remained the same since colonial times.
For nature lovers who appreciate cultural luminescence, plan a trip to Angangueo and explore beautiful national parks, colonial towns and stunning countryside as you follow the migration of the Monarch butterfly. Wander through flutters of butterflies in the reserves of El Rosario and Sierra Chincua and experience the brightest colors of Mexico.
ARACELI MONARCH BUTTERFLY BOTTLE
This beautiful Araceli bottle is filled with dried marigold flowers and sealed with our signature black ribbon and wooden cork. The bottle is also decorated with a 5" Monarch Butterfly.
A perfect piece to display throughout the year!
Bottle Size 6" x 10.5"
$30.00 + Shipping
Mariposa is the Spanish word for Butterfly