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September 16th....

Posted by deanna on August 8, 2011, 2:35 pm

I'm taking the liberty of re-posting something that ended up on my last weather report (not sure why) - about Sept. 16th celebrations in La Manzanilla. Judy B. sent some photos that we think were taken the same day - they're a priceless look at a very different La Manzanilla:

...Jane and Daniel (and Helga) - you may remember this. One of the first years we lived here this community put on one of the best Independence Day celebrations I've seen in Mexico. Almost the entire town was in "costume" that night - the women in long dresses, some with bandaleros across the chest - and in the plaza women were cooking food over fires, as I imagine you would have seen at a campground during the revolution. It was fabulous - flags were flying, Mexican music was playing and a feeling of pride in their country was evident in everyone's face. That was also the first year I heard the "grito" read in the plaza. It was wonderful to have been there and it will always be one of my fondest memories of La Manzanilla.

Judy's photos:


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