Today there was a parade celebrating the 1910 War of Independence. I am not sure how these holidays work, Monday was holiday for that very event I thought, but the parade is today, apparently the day the War of Independence is celebrated on. When I looked up holidays celebrated in San Miguel to find out it said it was on Nov 20th. Interesting, I also found out that there are 50 festival days in SMA - More than I could even imagine, I guess my friends were not kidding when they said it seemed there was a long weekend just about every week.
There were a group on horses, the ladies In their finery, riding side saddle. This little girl was particularly cute.
The older University students were toward the end of the parade. Interesting - all dressed up and ready to fight a war. The older students either paraded as revolutionaries or they paraded as students - performing choreographed dancing to North American pop tunes as if they were being filmed for a music video,
Little kids in daycare were glued to the sights.
There were several princesses on top of cars.
The staging area where the older students were waiting their turn to parade. The parade lasted about 3 hours, which is impressive given that it was entirely youth groups.
Tomorrow I will blog about my tour around the Botanica Jardin and Reserva and the other things which have kept me busy since my last blog. The parade today kind of sidetracked me from my planned topic.