Caballero with Flag
This week started with one of the biggest birthday parties in town. 244 years ago, Ignacio Allende, namesake of the town and one of the leaders of the revolution was born. This requires a major parade topped off with fireworks at the end of the evening.
Ready for the Charreada!In Mexico I have found that parades have 4 required parts
- Large numbers of school kids , preferable with drums, often with bugles!
- Well dressed horses with well dressed riders.
- Marching, marching and more marching.
Sadly , by the time I got to the parade and into position I had missed the marching kids. Usually each group of kids have their own flag representing their school or group. I wasn’t sad to miss their version of “battle of the bands” as each group of drums and horns plays a different piece within feet of the next group.
Send in the Cavalry! (Or the Rurales actually)
This time there were even more horses than usual with the addition of the Rurales, which is a part time militia that I wasn’t familiar with until seeing them in the parade.