News from Around Banderas Bay | November 2008
|Puerto Vallarta Loves a Parade|
Mike Sole - PVNN
Vallarta loves a parade! While Monday the 17th was the "official" holiday, Thursday the 20th of November celebrated 98 years since the Mexican Revolution of 1910. Vallartenses, by the hundreds, lined the streets downtown and all along the Malecon in anticipation of this annual event to celebrate the Mexican Revolution.
|Vallartenses by the hundreds lined the streets downtown and all along the Malecon in anticipation of the 2008 Revolution Day Parade.|
Puerto Vallarta does a parade like only they can. The annual Revolution Day parade is an event for everyone. All ages, young and old participate every year to ensure this annual tradition lives on.
To the delight and under the watchful eye of Mayor Bravo, leading the parade were military and naval personnel marching with precision. Marching right behind was the Vallarta police band. Then my personal favorite, the junior (3-5 year old) bomberos, helping victims of a burning house. Up next, the teenage bomberos on fire flipping over an ATV. Only in Mexico. I love it!
While that would be enough for anyone, up next were the local schools, starting with the very young kids to teenagers marching to the cheers of the crowd. We saw precision marching, pom-pom dances, marching bands, drummers, horses and, believe it or not, I saw my first street game of American Football being played by local Mexican teenagers. Now that surprised me.
These are some of the many reasons that when you are in Vallarta and hear music or a band playing in the streets, take the morning off and follow the music to a wonderful surprise. Until then, enjoy the pictures of this year's Revolution Day Parade.