Veracruz Chronicles

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


While the big Veracruz celebration of carnaval takes place in the port city and rivals Rio and New Orleans, Papantla put on a parade on Sunday afterwards. I was a bit confused, as what exactly would a post-Ash Wednesday Carnaval parade entail? No red meat? Public display of Lenten discipline?

Much to my relief, it was Mardi Gras and there were plenty of feathers and dancing. Here are a few photos, click on one to see the others in flickr.

Carnaval 148

Carnaval 111

Carnaval 098

Carnaval 067

Coming soon: The Smiths go to Papantla...


At 8:01 PM, Anonymous Grandma Griffin said...

You're a great photographer, Joy! We enjoyed your shots. See you soon in National Geographic! Hope you had a great week with the Smiths.


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