Published On: Mon, Jun 6th, 2016

Don’t miss La fiesta de los locos parade this year

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San Miguel de Allende is the host to an outrageous parade every 13 of June, “La fiesta de los locos” translated as “Crazy Party”. It’s an annual parade that’s all about expression, freedom, and whatever inspires your wild side. 60 years running, this parade has expanded from 200 dancers to 15,000!

Whether you’re a superhero, a monster, a celebrity, an alien, a politician; decide to change genders or even species, you’ll be welcome in this original conglomeration of invented characters. Spectators cheer for the most interesting and creative costume and participants of the parade throw out treats, Mardi Gras style, to encourage the audience.


Fiesta de los Locos Parade in San Miguel de Allende

The parade originated in a time where San Miguel was full of orchards which grew seasonal fruit like pears, apples, peaches and plums. The owners of these orchards traditionally invited their workers and their families to come and eat all they wanted to celebrate the harvest. Thusly, the tradition of dancing orchard workers came to represent thanks for a good harvest and all the good things that had come that year.


Everyone is welcome to join La Fiesta de los Locos in SMA

When spectators became too much, the dancers started wearing masks and carrying dead animals to keep them away. This how they earned the name “los locos” and now, have allowed the name to reach its full potential.

Source: De paseo



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