The state of Michoacán is known internationally for hosting one of the biggest celebrations of the Day of the Dead, on the Island of Janitzio. In addition, the historic center of its capital, Morelia, is recognized as World Heritage. In Michoacán there are currently 45 archaeological sites of the Purépecha Empire, seven of which are open to the public. Regarding crafts, copper is one of the main metals used for all types of articles and as an expression of local art.
The state of Michoacán welcomed ancient Pre-hispanic civilizations like the Nahuas, Otomíes, Matlazincas and Tecos. Nevertheless, the Purépecha culture was the most important of them all. Nowadays popular culture is colorful and full of legends.