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Fat Tuesday

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Here in Ajijic, the days preceding Lent are celebratory and full of interesting activities like parades, art shows, mariachis and other type bands in the plaza, plus storing up the fat before the fast with lots of eating and drinking!Men seem to enjoy dressing up like women at the parades. I think they signify the devil/evil then are transformed to good. The pictures tell the story better than words. Men on stilts. How do they do that on the cobblestones of Ajijic? Broken ankles are the most common mishaps here due to the uneven cobblestones!
Peacock float.
Men discovering their inner feminist!
Fish float.
Disney inspired; I see Cinderella. Just regular horses. We hear them clip-clop past our house morning and evening.

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nicole said…
Great photos of Martes Gordo!

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