After a simple dinner of quesadillas we headed into town for the midnight countdown in the Jardin. The place was packed to the rafters with more people showing up all the time. There was a healthy police presence as well, even some cops on horseback. These horses must have some special training to remain so calm with all the actvity around them.
Traditionally Mexican people eat twelve grapes as the bell tower peals in the new year. Each grape represents one of the twelve months ahead. It is supposed to bring good fortune and health.
Here are some pictures of the festivities. Happy new year to all of you who follow this blog...
|Enormous puppets with people inside them|
|Sparklers for everyone|