I do have to confess, in all honesty, however, that there was a half block parade that lasted not even ten minutes last evening with a King and Queen on a semi-float. It stopped in front of Hank's, our local Cajun restaurant and then the fun began. I'm reporting what I heard from others because I wasn't actually there.
Having been at the "real" Mardi Gras in New Orleans many times, it just doesn't appeal to me to have a half block parade! Now if they could get the Preservation Hall Jazz Band here, then I would reconsider! Just kidding.
As I walked down the streets today, I saw a little confetti here and there. It's a law in San Miguel that everyone is responsible for keeping the property in front of your dwelling or business clean of trash. Those pesky pieces of confetti are darn hard to sweep up. Nothing to worry about. In another day of sweeping by store keepers and homeowners, you'll never see any more confetti.
Some day, I will get to a Carnavale celebration somewhere here in Mexico. It just hasn't been high on my list. However, I read that Merida, Mazatlan and many other cities do have quite an event.
Some day, maybe.