Sunday, March 31, 2013

Papier Mache Judases

Holy Week in San Miguel de Allende ends with the Firing of the Judases on Easter Sunday.
There is a large procession coming into the jardin with their paper maiche judases on tall sticks.  Spectacular against the deep blue sky.
You have to love the long red hair on this Judase.

The stance on this matador is wonderful along with just a touch of red for his tie.

The expression of this Judase is priceless.

As is this one with the mariachi tipping his hat.

This wonderful display surrounded Friar Juan de San Miguel that stands just to the west of the Parroquia church.

This little girl was so entranced by all the animated figures just as much I was!

For the finale, they are lite, one by one... The body swirls around with fireworks blasting every which way, when finally the body blows up.  There is a frenzy of children below collecting the figure's parts.  There is confetti and smoke everywhere. Eventually the excitement dies down, the crowds start to wander home and the street sweepers are out with their twig brooms.  It's an exhilarating time to be in town!

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