Wednesday, October 08, 2008

San Miguel Festival

Wow! What a weekend. I'm still not over it yet but it was fun. Overall the Festival seemed smaller than last year but at the same time, the citizens in San Miguel didn't miss anything. They turned out for every parade and procession. There were also a lot of tourists...both Mexican and Gringo. I've looked back at what I've written about the last three Festivals and I don't have much new to write about.

One thing that was a bit different were the castillos (fireworks). This year they were more sophisticated with layers and moving parts. Surprisingly enough, they even roped-off an area around the castillos. Usually there isn't a 'fall-out' zone. Of course the roped off area wasn't big enough to protect those in the front of the crowd from flying sparks. Between the sparks falling and a bit of wind carrying them over the crowd it isn't unusual to get a few burn holes in your clothes. I think my sweat shirt survived this time.

6 comments:

Alfredo said...

¡Güau! ¡Qué bonitos castillos! Sobre todo el de San Miguel Arcángel. Felices fiestas. Did you go to the bullfights?

Billie said...

Alfredo, I'm not a fan of bullfights...so I didn't go. Someone I know went and they didn't think that these particular bullfights were very good.

glorv1 said...

How exciting those fireworks look. Glad you didn't get any burn holes on your clothes. Real nice pix. Thank you for sharing. Have a great Thursday.

Islagringo said...

Nice post but where's the pics? Just two? I know you have about a hundred or more so let's see 'em!

Alfredo said...

Billie! I thought you were Mexicana! With customs and everything and also that you eat very hot peppers! lol, no, I knew your corazón would not tolerate el toreo. If we think about it, bullfighters are really brave people. My respects to them and I would not do it. Perhaps they are in that sport out of necesity, ¿? Maybe I could dress so elegant like them on holloween.

Hats off to San Miguel.

Billie said...

Alfredo, my friend who went to the bullfight posted some nice photos on flickr.
http://flickr.com/photos/joven_60/2915000487/
I might be persuaded to go to a bullfight just to see the elegant suits that they wear. So send a picture of you in your halloween costume!