Folk Art Surprises Every Day in Rural Mexico

Fiesta Patronal de Santiago, Cuanajo

On Wednesday, while driving to Patzcuaro,my friend and I decided to take a side road to look for interesting new folk art. We happened on the Fiesta Patronal de Santiago in the tiny town of Cuanajo, Michoacan. Santiago is the Patron Saint of this little town. We parked the car just in time to see the parade of charros (cowboys) on their horses riding down the main street. We followed everyone to the sounds of the band,  to the church grounds where the Padre was giving an outdoor mass right next to this beautiful overhead display of papel picado.

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