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Diálogo andino

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ORTEGA OLIVARES, Mario  y  MORA ROSALES, Fabiola. MAYORDOMÍAS AND TOWN FESTIVALSIN THE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES OF SANTA ANA TLACOTENCO AND SANTIAGO TZAPOTITLAN, NAHUAS OF MEXICO CITY, MEXICO. Diálogo Andino [online]. 2014, n.43, pp.51-63. ISSN 0719-2681.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0719-26812014000100005.

Santa Ana Tlacotenco and Santiago Tzapotitlan are two Nahua indigenous communities that are subjected to the expansion of Mexico City's urban sprawl but that continue to preserve the tradition of celebrating magnificent town festivities in honor of their patron saints. In both cases, the responsibility for organizing the festivities is assigned and carried out through a complex system of festivity (cargo system) sponsors or stewards called "mayordomías" in Spanish. Hence, the discussion regarding town respon-sibilities continues in anthropology in Mexico. In both of these towns, the mayordomías enter into a non-conflictive competition in the community for the prestige of having celebrated the best festivities. The towns perpetuate this system, which recreates and expands their traditions and dances.

Palabras clave : Mayordomías; cargo system; Tlacotenco; Zapotitlán; prestige.

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