The other day, as I left the sanctuary of my gardens, to head down the hill to centro, the first thing I saw was that the primary school across the road was having a grand celebration of the upcoming holiday honoring The Revolution.
Anyway, the boys have been attempting to play the same tune in synchronization for the last three weeks after school, but playing at 8AM, I knew something was up. The drummers are all over the place and never beating the drums at the same time. I'll look for them on Monday as that is the day that the little children dress up like Pancho Villa and crew to march along.
Honoring the Revolution is a big deal in Mexico. It is when the reign of Porfirio Diaz ended and the haciendas were turned over to the people beginning in 1911 virtually ending the slavery of the people of Mexico. Hard to realize that Mexico did not reach real independence until 1917 - only 100 years ago. THAT explains a lot.
drivers who took me somewhere were bemoaning the fact that on Friday, all the tourists would be arriving again. They have. I've been told there is not a hotel room available this weekend!
When the tourists are coming, the hat guys are there to sell hats to them. It would be interesting to know how many of those things they sell in a day! I bet it would be an astronomical number. That, along with the balloon man, who always has to go back for more balloons in the afternoon.
Notice, no one is paying attention. Hilarious.
restaurant, that is loved by the locals. Obviously they were having a conference or something and no antics were going on. The parking lot at Pollo Feliz, which is the largest restaurant parking lot in San Miguel, was packed with cars.