Our Tales From The Road
Posted on Aug 30th, 2007
It's late August, and the flags and patriotic memorabilia are out on the streets of Mexico. Here are some pictures of the various flag stands in San Miguel and Dolores Hidalgo. The Mexican Independencia is a major event all over Mexico with music, fireworks, the Grito being sung out on balconies all over the country at 10 P.M. There isn't a dry eye in the crowd. There are two more weeks before the Independencia & more Pictures to come, as the weeks progress.
Vendor with her flag
Flags flying, downtown San Miguel
Downtown Dolores Hidalgo - Mannequins & flags on the street.
Flags, hats, caps, whistles & horns on every corner.
Jicama and flag Vendor
Mexican Flag in tinsel on the municipal building,
Even outside the main downtown in Dolores, more flags
The bandstand is decorated, ready to go
El dia de los abuelos -- August 28th, grandparents day, celebrated
in style in the Zocolo, Dolores Hidalgo, with a full band and dancing
in the street.
It's early, but the dancing has started, 2 pm to 'Besame Mucho'
The band members
An elderly abuela, sitting , eating her lunch under the portales.