Revolution of 1910: Pancho Look-alikes and A Trip Through Time

We are in Mexico again, but I haven’t posted about that yet, have I?  Busy getting settled, enjoying the Sea of Cortez again, getting internet and cell service, and dealing with sting ray encounters.  I’ll share about that part of life later.

But today was Revolution Day in Mexico.  It’s a national memorial of their Revolution in 1910 that lasted for 10 years, attempting and eventually successfully ousting their President who was a dictator, José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori.

marching band

marching band

Evolution 1910-1920

Evolution 1910-1920

glamourous costumes

glamourous costumes

 

A bandit and "Robin Hood" kind of outlaw named Pancho Villa played an important role in the Mexican revolution. He became a legendary hero not just for robbing the rich and sharing with the poor, but also for leading one of the most crucial military campaigns during the uprising.

A bandit and “Robin Hood” kind of outlaw named Pancho Villa played an important role in the Mexican revolution. He became a legendary hero not just for robbing the rich and sharing with the poor, but also for leading one of the most crucial military campaigns during the uprising.

Changes of style

Changes of style
By the Decades

By the Decades.  I think I see a Michael Jackson start-up in the crowd

Most of the parade was made up of children, marching for their school, or ecological club, or sports club.  We saw nomadic volleyball and girls softball teams, boxing rings and volleyball.  Cheerleaders, civic workers, Seri native dancers doing a slow highland dance step to Irish music.

Full of colour, look-alikes with afros, inch-deep makeup on primary-aged kids.

The least-organized (or so it appeared, at first) parade I’ve ever seen, but they pulled it off successfully. I never would have thought there were so many children in the Bahia de Kino area, and they did a great job keeping orderly and involved.

Tonnes of fun, a superb town turnout.  So glad we checked it out.