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El Carnaval de Puebla en Filadelfia

El Carnaval de Puebla en Filadelfia

Marchers in Philadelphia’s El Carnaval de Puebla en Filadelfia don caricature costumes depicting the Mexican army that prevailed over the French and Turkish forces during the 1862 Battle of Puebla, commonly known as Cinco de Mayo. Many of the bearded masks, beaded capes, headdresses and other costume accessories are crafted in Mexico and, by tradition, are meant to disguise the identities of participants. First introduced to the city in 2007, the parade and festival brings in tens of thousands of marchers from around the U.S. and Mexico.

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Events, Family, Latino, Multicultural

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