Sunday, February 04, 2007

Chulapos Parade Along Calle Mayor in Madrid to honor the City's Patron

I have few words to describe San Isidro’s celebration in Madrid, Spain.

After attending Seville’s Fair, where colors and diversity took hold of the streets, it is hard to describe the celebration of the capital’s patron, where very few people are wearing the traditional dresses.

While we walked through Madrid trying to find a place where we could see how locals celebrated this special day, we run into a parade of the Agrupación de Madrileños y Amigos en la Calle Mayor.

This group of locals were wearing traditional clothes, only sadly, most of them were older citizens. This makes me wonder what will happen to the celebration after these traditionalists are gone. Enough said. Enjoy the parade!

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