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Danny Barbosa, Mexico, ESOL Writing II

The Semana Santa, Holy Week, is the most loved public holiday in Mexico. This festival celebrates the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Each year on Good Friday, there is a performance by more than 100 actors in Cerro de la Estella, which represents the Passion of Christ and is shown on live TV. This festival lasts two weeks, and many people use this opportunity to go out of town to forget about their hard work for a while. However, some people stay at home to celebrate this season with their families.

The most popular places for Holy Week vacation are Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun because of their beautiful beaches. Now I live in the United States, and the Holy Week is not celebrated the way it was in Mexico, but I remember everything about this holiday in my country. When I was in elementary school, my family and I always stayed at home during the Holy Week. It was good for me because I could see my friends from school. However, we went to Chiapas, my hometown, once. I think that the Holy Week in Mexico is similar to Thanksgiving in the United States. The Holy Week in my country is one of the most important holidays of the year.