XII Festival de Carretas, La Cultura y El Folklore de Pedasí

Yesterday Mikkel and I attended for the 2nd year in a row the “Desfile de Carretas” (Parade of Carts). It is a 2-day celebration, and although we were unable to attend Friday’s festivities, it is one of the traditional events we really enjoy. The town of Pedasí comes together to share it’s culture and history of oxen-drawn carts of the past, dress, and music. There is even a bull-run at the cumination of the parade. This year, the crown for the queen, Miss Pedasí, went to a young Austrailian, Lucy Carolin Pollard, exhibiting the assimilation of foreigners to the community.
Instead of writing a lot, pictures say a thousand words. My iphone camera seemed not to be working properly for most of the many pictures I took, so thanks to several of my FaceBook friends, I am able to share this story in a combination of pictures.

Trying to stay out of the sun while watching the parade.
Trying to stay out of the sun while watching the parade.

The Carts

The Dress

The Children

The Music

The Horses

The Food

The Crowds & Bull Run

The Queen & Her Family

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