Cozumel Carnival 08 Photos
Almost like being there
except without the pulsating latin rhythms.
Dancers. Groups of children and young adults block off streets all
over town and dance. They are accompanied by music and stadium speakers.
When people make donations to their group they come to their neighborhood
to dance. All the costumes are homemade. This will go on for a few days
during the carnival celebration.
Pet Costume Competition.
Mostly dog lovers and mostly Chiquaquas in this competition. Competition
is held in the main square. Amazing how well the pets behaved. Again,
fancy hand sewn costumes. Look for some familiar faces.
Photos from 3 of the parades. The first day is usually pretty disorganized
but by the last day (Tuesday) things have shaped up pretty well. Rivals
anything you will see in New Orleans or Rio but much more family-oriented.
It is almost impossible not to get caught up in the action. You find yourself
begging for beads and other handouts thrown from the floats. Try not to
dance to the beat. Each float has music -- again with stadium speakers--loud
and vibrant and lots of fun. More familiar faces here.