One of the "big" events of this day is when they "blow up" these paper mache figures and after they blow up the toys, food and clothing that is attached is grabbed by children running around in the melee.
These two little children were watching all of this next to me - none to happy!
Here is the aftermath as they were coming to the end of the explosions of the paper mache toys. Notice the green metal structures? Later that night these are lit and swirl and tilt and blow apart while there is a fireworks show overhead. They are called castillos. Mexicans DO love their fireworks. Believe it or not, this mess of stuff on the ground in this photo is cleaned up within an hour of the finish of this event!