12/10/2011

Virgin de Guadelupe Parade

This parade was rambling down Broadway beneath the J/M train at the Marcy Ave. stop at the foot of the Williamsburg bridge. Elaborate masks and costumes, live music and lots of people marching in plain clothes behind the truck decorated with balloons and the image of the Virgen de Guadelupe. I wish I had time to stop and see the whole thing, I caught this by chance on my way to work at 9:30 this Saturday morning!
The Virgin de Guadelupe is one of the strongest images in mexican culture, she is said to be the "Mother to all of Mexico". The official day in her honor is December 12th. Read more about her here.

3 comments:

Margaret said...

So joyous. I can almost hear the parade your pics are so vivid.

david_4325@msn.com said...

Neat costumes.
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onemorefoldedsunset said...

Thanks - great pictures!