Thursday, May 5, 2011

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Seen-Co day My-O ...Just makin' sure :))

This holiday is especially celebrated here in Puebla because of the battle "we" won in 1862 against the French. Every year there is a huge parade downtown and everyone goes all out in celebration!
Two years ago the parade was cancelled because the whole city was basically on quarantine. (Just so ya know... :)
Just a reminder, this is not Mexico's Independence Day. That is on September 16. 
We left early this morning and when we arrived downtown it was so packed out,but we got some lucky seats in the divider in the middle of the road. The perfect view!!
The parade divided and went on either side of us. It was neat to be able to be so close to it all.

Nicole, Lolita, Austin, El Pastor and Arturo

Lolita, Nicole, and me

We took 385 pictures, but they all start to look the same after a while.
But here the highlights of the parade...
The army

I think these guys are the Marines...

The Mariachi guys

There were a lot of neat floats! A good representation of Mexico...


Filling Dad up with confetti :p

My favorite part...the horses

The "tradition" on this day is terrible!
People buy foam spray and confetti and when the people in the parade pass by, they spray them like crazy.

These girls had their routine down good. 
This float passed by and the girl in it bent down and smiled and went to wave and do her thing...
The girls in the street were armed and ready. The one girl sprayed the girl in the face and the other girl threw the confetti. Ohhh goodness, I felt so bad for the girl in the float!!
The confetti stuck all over and she just looked shocked. :(
How embarrassing!

Viva Mexico!


1 comment:

Couture by Cassia said...

That looks so fun!!!:D ahh I love the mariachi's!? Lol..

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