November 20 is the Day of the Revolution in Mexico

Charros are Mexican cowboys, and there are a lot of them in the state of Jalisco, along with all their associated horses, bulls and cattle.

So, in the small town of Ajijic in Jalisco there was plenty of action and horses on parade on November 20, the Día de la Revolución.

The parade started at ten – first came the flags, then the school groups forming human pyramids, dressed in tee-shirts and waving pom-poms (or feather dusters). The parade was at ten - first came the school groups forming human pyramids, dressed in tee-shirts and waving pom-poms (or feather dusters)Then came the charros on their horses.a charro on paradeAnother charro, all dressed up – I love his shirt, bow-tie and sombrero.
a charro on paradeThis charro was dressed to the nines, and his horse was too, with its mane braided, its silver and embroidered saddle… In Ajijic, on November 20 there was a parade for the Día de la Revolución where everyone rode in on their horses dressed up in their best revolutionary gear... look at the detail on this Charro's costu<a data-flickr-embed=Everyone learns to ride a horse from an early age in Jalisco. A little girl on a horse for the November 20 Parade for the Day of the Revolution in Ajijic, MexicoLittle boy in a big sombrero riding a horse for the November 20 Parade for the Day of the Revolution in Ajijic, MexicoThis girl is dressed like a revolutionary from the time of the Revolution which lasted from 1910 to 1920.This girl is dressed like a revolutionary from the time of the Revolution which lasted from 1910 to 1920.Lots of brass bands were in attendance.The bands were playing…In Ajijic, on November 20 there was a parade for the Día de la Revolución where everyone rode in on their horses; the band was playing and the horses were dancing…and the horses were dancing…In Ajijic, on November 20 there was a parade for the Día de la Revolución where everyone rode in on their horses; the band was playing and the horses were dancingNear the end the crowd gathered underfoot to admire the horses, followed by a stampede to the food vendors! After the parade in Ajijica stampede to the food vendors for tamales and atoleMore about travelling in Mexico.

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