Mi Mexico Monday: Independence Day Parade

Every year, on September 16th, there is a parade in practically every pueblito and big city throughout Mexico to celebrate Independence Day.  And like most Mexicans, we attend year after year, even though it's pretty much the same thing as the year before.

As usual, there were plenty of cute little kids dressed in traditional costumes.




Re-enactments of famous moments in history.
 


Beauty Queens.



Mariachis.



Escaramusas.



And La Reina de los Charros, who just so happens to be our niece. 



But my favorite part of the entire parade was watching my son Nick, as part of the Escolta(An honor reserved only for the smartest 6th graders!) 



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18 comments:

  1. how wonderful and beautiful. we were there just 8 days ago and missed all the fiestas by a few days! Felicidades a todos los Mexicanos! :) 

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  2. AWW!  Congrats Leslie!  That is awesome...pobrecito looks so nervous.  =) 

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  3. I LOVE the beauty queens!  Viva Mexico!

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  4. THAT'S SOOOO COOL.

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  5. My favorite part would be the Mariachi bands!  :) 

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  6. Ah wow! What a lovely and colorful portrait of jubilation in México. Gracias, Leslie!

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  7. I was looking through some of the suggestions made by G+ and your name popped up.  I think the connection might be Unknown Mami.  From just the little bit of scrolling around your blog I've concluded you have a most interesting life.  The thought of moving to Costa Rico floated around in my head once but never Mexico but of course you have the family connection there.  I'll be adding you to my blog circle on G+.

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  8. Awesome, your son and niece!! Thanks for sharing I have not been since a child to this celebration!!

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  9. Congratulations! What a proud moment for you.  I'm sure was smiling from ear to ear to see you cheering him on.

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  10. Wow Leslie!!! I haven't been over here for forever! I didn't even know which blog to comment on?! They are both so amazing! It's been so long I almost forgot how to make a comment. :) I think it is funny that you refer to me as a blogger, that I am not. You are the pro at that. I just make cooking videos and post them. No blogging skills whatsoever. You have really created something beautiful over here! You are just so darn talented!

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  11. Annual traditions are extra fun because they're the same each year. Fun parade! Also congrats to your son & niece.

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  12. The colors are gorgeous in these pictures, Leslie. Your son is adorable. Great school uniforms, btw. Felicidades, amiga. <3

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  13. Wow, those are some beauty queens!  Our parade, that is just kids, was washout by rain and a power outage! 

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  14. zorida puente a.k.a gueraOctober 2, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Wow Leslie very interesting im Chicana and I lived for the 2years in Mexico city and pueblo and we have a lot in common wish I had my facebook account to write u my stories ....
    Im only saying because its totally different living over there than the states.....I had my good experiences there and bad.
    ..but I love both if ur bloggs ....xoxo zorida ....maybe we can swap stories...im 22 now and I lived there like 5 may be 4better years ago.....

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  15. Congrats on having one of the smartest 6th-graders.

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  16. Love the pics!

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