Sundays In My City: Donkey Parade

Aside from the Independence Day parade on Friday (which I'll tell you more about mañana), this weekend, we were treated to a different kind of parade...A donkey parade!

The townsfolk line Main Street to watch and follow the parade all the way to El Jardin

There used to be donkey races around El Jardin, but sadly that tradition has slowly been disappearing the last couple of years.

 Now it's mostly about drinking Agua Loca and dressing up your donkey.

This parade wouldn't be complete without the tinacos full of Agua Loca being passed out along the parade route.  Agua Loca is a mixture of Kool-Aid and every kind of liquor imaginable: whisky, tequila, vodka, etc. 

Don't forget to hand the drivers a glass of that Agua Loca

When the parade ends in El Jardin (townsquare), a Donkey Queen is crowned and parades around the square atop her faithful steed. 

Have you ever been to a donkey parade?


Linking up with my friend, Unknown Mami for Sundays in My City.

Unknown Mami


  1. Wow, you live in one cool place!  Fantastic!

  2. I have never been to a donkey parade, but that aqua loca sounds like dangerous stuff!   Thanks for visiting  my blog!

  3. I never been to a donkey parade, but I have attended donkey basketball games.  Does that count?  LOL

  4. I've never heard of a donkey parade, but I like it.  One of my dreams is to have a donkey and I want to name her "Juanita."  I have this idea of putting flowers in her bridle and I would love for her to have a little cart.

  5. Hello from a fellow expat  :) thanks so much for stopping by my blog..LOVE your photos!!!

  6. Any excuse to drink some agua loca. I've never been to a donkey parade but your pictures make we want to.

  7. I love this post! No, we've never had a donkey parade or been to one. Wish that we would have :-)