Dancing at Carnival in Mexico
You’ve probably heard of Mardi Gras in the U.S. (most known in New Orleans) or Pancake Tuesday in the U.K. In Mexico, the celebration is rooted in the Catholic religion, with festivities throughout the country. In the little town where I live, the locals call it Martes de Carnaval.
According to a local website, the sayacas are masked men often dressed as women (with exaggerated body attributes) that dance through the town streets, armed with bagful of flour to throw at people watching the parade.
A masked man invited me to dance with him. After my recent misadventures in Mexico, I was ready to shake them off. All caught on camera!