Holy Week among women

In the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, as in many other societies worldwide, it is women who sustain the religious rituals of Holy Week. In the Catholic religion, women were (and continue) to be excluded from decision-making positions within the church. However, it is they who participate most in fulfilling gender roles and mandates when carrying out activities associated with the feminine and what it means to be a woman in a society like this, activities that in one way or another, guarantee the continuity of Catholic rituals.