San Miguel’s Mojigangas

Published Date Author: , June 24th, 2013

Yesterday I wrote about our many wedding celebrations wherein they use mojigangas, larger than life size paper mache figures, in the parades following the weddings.  These fanciful figures are also used in birthday parties and other parades around town.  Here are a few mojiganga photos taken by my friend David Nobbe.  We have a couple of families here in San Miguel who make these for rent or for sale in some cases, mainly they are for rent.  Depending on the size, a small boy is able to manipulate the figure or if it is especially large, a man or woman will be in side.  You will just see their feet.  Lots of fun.  As you can see from the photo to the left, some are quite large

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Robert Waters is a guest blogger and owner of Susurro Bed and Breakfast in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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