This year we were plesantly surprised by the appearance of Sr Miguel Hidalgo himself!
Each school has kids holding the banner proclaiming the school’s name, followed by the procession leaders bearing the flag and giving the orders to start and to halt (the teachers are really doing that but …) The teachers give the marching orders: “Uno, uno, uno…” Lots of concentration goes into marching with stiffly raised arms! And each school has their own drum-banging band bringing up the rear. A small group of the town’s seniors participated, and where would any procession be without a Queen and a princess. This all takes part fairly early, 8 am, to avoid the heat of the day, and it’s all a very small town family affair, the proud kids looking sideways at their equally proud parents!
Subsequently there will be riders on horses but not on the same scale as for Revolution Day or the Blessing of the Fleet.