Sunday, October 01, 2006


These papier mache and reed puppets are nine to 12 feet tall and they flounce through the parades and festivals irreverently swinging their arms and showing a breast and creating laughter. They might be a bride or groom, a devil, a skeleton or an outrageous caricature of someone we all think we know.
Mojigangas were introduced to Mexico by the Spaniards as a way to attract attention for festivals and teach religion. Today they still are the hit of a festival but the message they bring is giggles and laughter. Click here to see some more Mojigangas

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