Mi Mexico Monday: Pan American Games Parade

This year's Juegos Panamericanos (Pan Am Games) are being held in Guadalajara, Jalisco.  Just a short 90-minute drive from where I live.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Pan American Games, they're a lot like the Olympics, but only for those that live on the American Continent (North and South America).

In honor of the Juegos Panamericanos, some of the schools here in town, got together to put on a small, very last-minute parade, with each class dressed up to represent the participating countries.  Nick's 6th grade class was chosen to represent the United States.

Some of the other countries represented besides the U.S. and the host country, Mexico, were Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil and Canada.

 I thought this was a fun festivity for all of the students involved and I hope it was a great learning experience for them as well.  I would have liked to have seen Nick waving the American flag, but he had Escolta duties which were more important.

Have you been watching the PanAm Games?



  1. Your posts always make me feel like I'm right there in Mexico tambien... such great memories that come to mind with this video :-) Thank you! 

  2. I have never heard of these games. It sounds like lots of fun and I am going to figure out how I can watch them. 

    Visiting from SITS!

  3. I really enjoy visiting your website. my grandma is mexican and spanish among other things and its so nice to see the great memories you have and experiences you have there.

  4. I bet it was fun for all. It reminds me of Horchata. Love that drink!

  5. You brought up memories from when I was a child and the Pan American games came to PR. TY =)

  6. Hi Leslie - This video is so cute, it reminded me of when I was that little and attended school in Mexico. 
    I recently discovered your blog and I love it! I will be following you.

  7. we went to a swimming event last week - very fun! the city is hopping!!