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Re: cohetes/rockets

Posted by Jon on August 8, 2009, 3:24 pm, in reply to "Re: cohetes/rockets"

We've been told by locals for years that a town's relative wealth and the state of the economy have a lot to do with quantity and sound level of cohetes during fiestas. On Lake Chapala, this means that Ajijic always has more and louder cohetes than the towns surrounding it. And the economy effects different groups in different ways. In Ajijic, for example, a different group pays for the cohetes that are set off mainly from the church atrium each day. One day is paid for by the masons, the second to last day is paid for by remissions from workers NoB (since that used to be a huge source of revenue) and the last day is paid for by the Church. I don't recall what all the other groups are. So it wouldn't be surprising to see a lot fewer cohetes in a lot of towns this year.

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