San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato – Fools’ parade

Thousands of participants – children, adults and animals – prepare themselves for this day for months. Dressed up in imaginative costumes, following music coaches bouncing and dancing, the fools’ parade moves through the city at the Dia de los Locos. Every year on the Sunday that follows the day of St. Anthony the whole town is thrown into a turmoil. Those ones not participating in the parade flock to the city to watch and have a party. We look for a place in the beginning of the parade. The advantage is that there is not only more space but the participants are in the boiling heat still cheerful and energetic enough to dance and pose. After seeing each hundreds of pirates, witches, smurfs, SpongeBobs, fur animals and supermen, and after being kissed by a profoundly ugly devil with awfully distorted teeth we are happy to get out of the sun.

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