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November 25th 2010
Published: December 25th 2017
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First day was juniorsFirst day was juniorsFirst day was juniors

Some were a little reluctant to appear in public
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Since we arrived in Mexico we have seen 4 processions celebrating the Bicentenary of the start of the fight for independence and also, I think, acknowledging and celebrating developments in Mexican institutions such as schools, police, fire services etc. They take place early in the morning and everyone in Tulum seemed to stop work and watch. There is much whistling by the teachers and leaders to co-ordinate the groups (eg whistle - pom poms up, another whistle – pom poms down) but also anarchy on the part of participants so it is all chaotic and fun. No-one is very formal although a lot of effort has been put into the preparation of clothes, props and choreography. Hope you enjoy the photographs.

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Second day - the seniorsSecond day - the seniors
Second day - the seniors

A little more ambitious
A more modern interpretationA more modern interpretation
A more modern interpretation

Or is there a Scottish community concealed in the jungle?
The sleeping policemanThe sleeping policeman
The sleeping policeman

He was on duty watching the procession but started to drift off. I was worried when I saw his trigger finger, (look closely) as I thought a sudden noise might shock him into accidently shooting himself.

25th November 2010

Que bonitas fotos! parece que la gente es feliz. Todo lo que se hace festivales, desfiles... todo tiene colores vivos y la gente lo disfruta. Que bonito!
2nd December 2010

Que bonitas fotos!! parece que toda la gente se divierte.

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