Mexican carnival fete mocks Spanish conquistadors with indigenous dance

The Mexican capital hosted a carnival on Saturday of indigenous dancers in traditional costumes to mock the excesses by the Spanish invaders during the colonial era.

Participants of the carnival danced their way through the Plaza de Taxcoaque in the center of the capital and marched towards the Zócalo, the main square of the central city.

The dancers of the carnival festivities are traditionally called “chinelos.”

Iván Reyes, leader of one of the carnival troupe, said the “tradition identifies us as Mexicans.” and the objective of the parade was “to celebrate our identity as Mexicans, our traditions, and that we have been able to jump after the pandemic. EFE

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