Well, it seems like you enjoyed the pictures without my musings or yammering on. So here are some more of my favorites. Enjoy!
Here is one of the marchers in the Virgin of Guadalupe fiesta parade in San Juan Cosala:
And as serious about things as the little girl above is, the musicians in the procession are a little more laid back. Here’s one waiting to join the procession:
There is an old railroad train station in Chapala that now serves as a small museum and events center. A few years ago, my friends and I attended a folklorico dance there:
Usually any time there is a fiesta in town, there are rides for the kids in the plaza. Here’s one in the Joco plaza during the Senor del Monte fiesta:
The Catedral Inconclusa in Zamora, Michoacan. Begun in 1898, it’s still being finished….but already it’s awesome, both outside:
Each January 7th is the Tres Reyes fiesta in Cajititlan, Jalisco. The three kings being honored are usually known as the Magi or Wise Men in the US. Because Cajititlan is located on a lake and many of the locals rely on the lake to make their living, either as fishermen or farmers, the Three Kings are taken out on boats [barcas] on their day to bless the waters. Here’s one of the boats preparing to accept a king: