That means Banda music to excess, plenty of lights, tons & tons of beer, two breathtaking parades and the 125th anniversary of the Carnaval fireworks, loads of parties and people galore.They say that there will be at least 1/2 million people on Olas Altas alone tonight to see the spectacular pyrotechnics.
Every year there is a theme to the Carnaval. This year it is Dejavu, Dreams of a Carnival (Dejavú, Sueños de un Carnaval). Apropos considering that this is the 125th anniversary of the start of Carnaval here in Mazatlan. Mazatlan is said to be the 3rd largest Carnaval in the world after Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans.
In addition to the fireworks and the parades one thing that stands out are the giant Monigotes. They start going up about 10 -14 days before the start of Carnaval. They are usually construction out of wire and covered with a thin cloth and then covered with paper mâché and painted.
Sorry to cut this short but we are off to see the fireworks tonight with 47 friends 😀
This is a link to an interesting article about the giants.