war zone?

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, December 05, 2018, 09:23 (780 days ago) @ katherine

Worthless barrage? It is part of the cultural tradition of the place you have chosen to live. Most complainers are just worried about their "fur babies":devil:

Many of my Mexican friends and acquaintances also complain about the explosions. Even those who don't have dogs. A few years ago, I was invited to participate in a Posada by a friend who was the manager of the Hotel Irma at the time. She specified no pyrotechnics for the participants (mostly employees of the hotel). Everyone carried candles and sang. It was a beautiful -- and dare I say -- "traditional" posada.

Yes, it seems the bottle rockets were introduced by outsiders because the majority of processions of guadalupanos from decades ago that I recall were as you describe. If you listen to this topic discussed on the local radio talk shows the explosions bother most folks here who are tired of any kind of explosions. With all the gunfire in the past decade or so few people here except some kids and nacos enjoy fireworks anymore. And the few bottle rockets launched back then were the kind that went psssssssst-pop. Not whooosssssssh-KABOOOOM! Many neighbors and passers-by complain and shudder at the absurd noise. Many residents are asking church authorities to speak with their guadalupanos and ask them not to launch fireworks, but our pleas seem to be falling on deaf ears. Like boombox cars and such, some folks need to call attention to themselves to feed their egos and feel noticed. I keep a bucket of water handy on my roof in case any foolish people march in front of our home launching rockets. And another bucket with rocks just in case... :hitfan: :devil:

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