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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Mardi Gras

It was just a coincidence that I happened to be in Mexico for Mardi Gras. The main reason for the visit was to go into the mountains to see the thousands of Monarch butterflies that migrate to this area. But more about that in another post. On our way to the Nature reserves we spent a couple of nights in a small town called Patzcuaro. Everywhere we travelled, villages and towns were celebrating.



Going across to the tiny island of Janitzia we were serenaded by this local group.




 As we arrived on the Island it was obvious that something was happening as the whole town seemed to be following one another in a procession.






















They were off to the bull ring for a rodeo.






 The bulls had been brought across from the mainland earlier in the day.

 We were told that it would be a rodeo not a bull fight but we didn't stay to watch. We needed to return to the mainland.


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21 comments:

  1. What a fun time to be in Mexico!

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  2. Exciting to come across traditional celebrations when visiting other countries.

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  3. Nice to see and celebrate the festivities of the locals.

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  4. I can't wait to see your monarch photos. I hope there are some there to see. With climate change they have been hit hard.

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  5. Carnival is always fun ! Your trip sounds very interesting !

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  6. It looks like you picked a good time to be there for many reasons! I can't wait for your butterfly photos. I am hugely jealous of your weather!

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  7. I am sure like any country with a connection to Spain, Mexicans know how to party.

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  8. What a fun event and great photos of the times you saw ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  9. Great photos of all the color and celebrations.

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  10. I am with you. I don't like what happens to the bull. Isn't travel fun....You never know what is going on around the next bend. Hope to see the butterflies.

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  11. I wouldn't stay to watch the bullfight either. You were lucky to catch the procession on time. Looking forward to read about butterflies.

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  12. What a great coincidence! Lots of great colors to see.

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  13. I am probably like you in that I am more into butterflies than bullfighting. Nonetheless, the celebrations everywhere and music seem like a lot fun and a great time to be there!

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  14. What fun - you arrived at just the right time.

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  15. Looks like a fun time had by all. And your colorful, festive images show us a proven fact. Well done.

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  16. Looks like a great place to be on Mardi Gras!

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  17. Fantastic shots from Mardi Gras.

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  18. What a fun post. Very colourful with lots going on. Great reflections. Have a great weekend.

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  19. Great photos, I was in Mexico for Christmas and New Year but not the same region.

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