Published On: Mon, Jan 23rd, 2017

León celebrates 471 anniversary with colorful parade

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In the morning of Sunday January 22, thousands of León Guanajuato residents enjoyed a vibrant and colorful parade which commemorated the 441st anniversary of the foundation of this city. A place where “life is worth nothing” (La vida no vale nada), according to iconic Mexican composer José Alfredo Jimenez’s famous song.

A total of ten floats featuring different children’s stories filled the streets of this city with color and happiness especially at “Hidalgo” Park, where a huge crowd cheered the parade.


10 floats participated in the anniversary parade of León (Photo:

The celebration started at 10 a.m, and it was constantly monitored and supervised by Municipal Transit Police officers.

For this year, the theme “Magical stories” was chosen to astonish thousands of attendees, and which purpose was to encourage children to read, and to get involved in the exciting world of literature.

Several stories were evoked by fantastic living characters, making children laugh and adults remember the best memories of their childhood.


Several characters attended the León’s parade (Photo:




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