EquinocZIHo de Primavera

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, March 20, 2023, 19:37 (74 days ago)


Health officials for the state of Guerrero confirm 4 currently active cases of Covid-19 in Zihuatanejo, 1 in Benito Juárez, 53 in Acapulco, and 148 in the entire state.

¡Feliz primer día de la primavera!

That was quite a wing-ding last night. The floats, while pretty, were way too big for our small streets even though great care was taken to get them past obstacles without any more damage than the earlier cutting of branches from some trees along the route, and the floats were spaced way too far apart during most of the parade. People had to wait over half an hour between floats. Many went home and missed much of the parade because of the lag time between floats. Some of the dancers were great. So were the costumes. Of course, like every excuse to sell alcohol, the bars and drunks with their boomboxes were quite loud until around 4 in the morning but after the parade we saw NO police or authority of any kind. Always a shame to see all the garbage afterwards, and the folks from Servicios Públicos were overwhelmed in the morning with all that they had to clean up.

Monday being an official holiday, schools, banks and many businesses were closed. Anyone who worked on the official holiday is SUPPOSED to get triple wages. So it was a quiet day downtown except for those of us who operate our own businesses.

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¡Cuidemos nuestro patrimonio!

A photo from the collection of Cri-Cri showing the basketball court that used to be at the end of Calle Juan N. Álvarez in front of the Escuela Vicente Guerrero and behind the former Palacio Federal (now the Museo Arqueológico de la Costa Grande). Past the basketball court was a large laguna that extended past where Plaza Kioto currently is. The blooming bocote trees on Cerro Darío Galeana suggest the photo was taken near the date of Día de Muertos, and the style of the Pepsi logo suggests mid-to-late 60's. This is where the Carnaval parade passed Sunday night.