I had so much fun sharing my city with all of you last week, I thought I'd do it again.
Today was the big Inaugural Parade, the "official" beginning of Las Fiestas (the fair) and it couldn't have been a lovelier day. Look at the billowy white clouds.
Before the parade started, I was a little startled to see 2 young men standing high atop the church. They were bell ringers, waiting for the parade to start so they could start spinning those large bells round and round.
The parade featured Charros.
Beautiful costumes representing the traditional dress of several parts of Mexico.
There were also several Bandas de Guerra on hand. This particular band was from nearby Tepatitlan de Morelos.
One band visited from Ciudad Guzman.
And another band from the state of Guanajuato.
There were beauty queens.
Even some of the local businesses participated, often offering free samples of their products to the public. It was like a party on wheels!
It was a fun time for everyone. Now, I must go and rest my feet before the next parade on Thursday!