Parade for Nino de Atocha
photos by Don and Lois Porter

Walking by the market one morning, we unexpectedly came upon a parade honoring El Niño de Atocha, a saint who specializes in children. The "giant" costumes are reminiscent of the Mohigangos we saw last year in the Cabalgata parades in Colima.

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Riding in the truck Niño de Atocha above the kids in the truck Giants The Band
The personification of the Niño de Atocha

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