The Tamal and Atole Festival is coming to Xochitla!

You will be able to enjoy delicious tamales and atoles from February 2 to February 4 to celebrate Candlemas.

The Tamal and Atole Festival is coming to Xochitla!
Tamales are made with corn dough - Photo: Fiel Photo/EL UNIVERSAL
English 31/01/2019 15:09 EL UNIVERSAL in English/Gretel Morales Mexico City Actualizada 14:14

The Xochitla ecological park is getting ready for its Tamal and Atole Festival! You will be able to enjoy delicious tamales and atoles from February 2 to February 4 to celebrate Candlemas.

The festival will offer all sorts of tamales and pinole, cranberry, and amaranth atoles.

Tamales are cooked all over the continent but it's said that there are 500 different versions in Mexico. Originally, tamales were eaten during religious rituals, offerings, and even during funerals.

Mexico's large variety includes Ayocote from Puebla, which is made using beans; in Oaxaca they add grasshoppers and black mole; in Michoacán, one of the most traditional tamales is made with squash blossom, corn smut (huitlacoche), and cotija cheese, but there also are sweet versions such as strawberry, pineapple, chocolate, and nuts.

Cooks will also make Zacahuil, a large tamal cooked in an underground oven.

Xochitla is an ecological park located 60 minutes away from Mexico City and it offers a large variety of activities and attractions. 

Besides enjoying the delicious tamales and atoles, the park offers several attractions such as mini golf, boats, a playground, among many other activities.

gm
 

 

Video