El desfile de San Jose (El Segundo) Caballos y jinete

by Dc Froburg October. 25, 2008 2705 views

Thursday October 23rd is the patron saint day in Ciudad Guzman, and so the parade celebrates the day of San Jose. The tradition goes back to the three earthquakes which destroyed the cathedral on three seperate occasions. Legend has it that the statue of San Jose was left intact and it has become a symbol of protection for the town and its people.

The parade includes bands, people on horseback, and dancers who keep with the native, pre-Spanish traditions.

War band of San Jose

All the ladies ride side-saddle

Hola guapa!

“Asuciacion de Charros, Zapotlan El Grande”
“Cowboy Association of Zapotlan El Grande”

Ciudad Guzmán was once known as Zapotlan El Grande, untill it was renamed after Mexican federalist insurgent Gordiano De Guzmán.

“Que hermosa!”

“Hey buddy can you hold my liquour whilst I get this beast under control?”

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