Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Patron Saints

In Mexico, patron saints are chosen as special protectors or guardians over areas of life.  These areas of life can include occupations, illnesses, churches, countries, causes-- anything that is important to us.  A patron saint can help us when we follow the example of that saints life.  San Nicolas celebrates its patron saint, San Nicolascito de Barri, the week of November 28th to December 6th.  There are bands at the Plaza every night for the 7 day event.  The fireworks go off  periodically from 6:00 a.m. to midnight!
Special decorations for the patron saint of San Nicolas.
Waiting for the patron saint parade to begin. 
Staging for the beginning of the parade.
This is San Nicolascito de Barri leading the procession.
There were about 15 Gringos who walked in the parade. 
The band loves to play their music very loud.
The Plaza is filled with vendors selling food and beverages.
The Plaza had rides for the kids also. 
There are 20 band members here with lots of brass and percussion.
Our little friend Joanna and her brother enjoying the festivities at the Plaza.

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