Revolution Day Parade

written by Valerie

November 20th marks the anniversary of Mexican revolution of 1910. All over México the people were celebrating this day and of course  St Elena was no exception. Friday 19th November was the parade of the children. They were so cute that whilst watching them it brought tears to my eyes but I noticed as I was walking along the street taking photos I wasn’t the only one. I passed a mother with her children wiping  away her tears of emotion. I smiled and looked at her and said yes me too!

The little drummer boys

The little ones

The next day was the older children’s turn to parade in the streets. I think all the town was out see this one. Some of the dresses were spectacular and you can imagine the time it  takes to design and make these clothes.

 According to the daily publication of Diario de Yucatan ,a 110 years old lady remembers stories that her father told about the revolution in the age of slavery of the poor peoples.They were mis treated by the rich put in chains and made to work from 3 am in the morning til late.

They fought the military in their small town ,who had hidden in the church with their guns. But when they left to find water they were attacked by the locals and killed.

She remembers when 5 centavos was worth a lot of money and were able to buy many things. She said that part of the war / revolution was created by the raising of prices of food.

Last night ,in front of the Palacio ,there was a re inaction  of the ancient dances  and ceremonies of the Maya with drums ,blowing of the conch shell to celebrate the equinox and the full moon. It was the first time since I have lived here that they have had such thing. Sadly I couldn’t attend as we were too busy in the restaurant but we could hear the music at this distance.

This morning I heard the ceremony to greet the rising sun but again because I had clients staying the night I had to stay behind to make breakfast. Oh well next I hope.

St Elena now has its own web site ,a leap into the cyber world.

Its in English and Spanish so check it out !

About thepickledonionyucatan

Born in England emigrated to Canada and now reside in the Yucatan Mexico. LIfe is a journey so enjoy as much as you can
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2 Responses to Revolution Day Parade

  1. Tara says:

    Thanks for the lovely photos and explanation of the Revolution Parade.

    I checked out the Santa Elena website -very nice! Too bad they only show the Hacienda as the only current place to book a nights accommodation!
    The actual website address is: (an extra “t” in your address) 🙂

    • Thank you for your comment Tara .Also thanks for the web site address correction. Yes it is a pity they only suggested the Hacienda but they put up the monies for the web page to be made.Love you daughter.
      mum xoxoxox

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