I’m walking through the park on a sunny day in Mexico City, and what do I see – flying men!
Well, more precisely, four men climbing a 30-meter pole, then tying themselves with ropes and jumping off the top of the pole, while another man sets the pace of their air dance with his flute.
This is a popular ancient religious ritual in some parts of Mesoamerica, and it is a form of asking for rain from the gods.
Today, the Flying Men are especially popular in Veracruz, but you can probably see them most Mexican states.
No matter how much time you’ve spent exploring Mexico, there is always something new to learn about the local culture.
The county is divided into 32 states and all of them are completely different – each state has its own unique geography, history, traditions, and ethnicities.
I took this video next to Museo National de Antropología in Mexico City. They seem to be performing the ritual frequently, so make sure to look for them in case you are visiting the city, especially since the museum is, at least in my opinion, the best in the country.