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Tour - Mardi Gras In Tilcajete
Tour - Mardi Gras In Tilcajete

Tue, Feb 13

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Estacionamiento El Llano

Tour - Mardi Gras In Tilcajete

This is the most festive Out & About trip of the season. No place in the Valles Centrales has a more outrageous Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday celebration than San Martin Tilcajete

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Time & Location

Feb 13, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Estacionamiento El Llano, Dr. Liceaga 117, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico

About the event

This is the most festive Out & About trip of the season. No place in the Valles Centrales has a more outrageous Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday celebration than San Martin Tilcajete. Many dozens of young people dress in costumes and paint their bodies to run through town, whooping and ringing cow bells and generally creating a scene. Upon our arrival in Tilcajete, we will stop first at the famed alebrije workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, where today the young staff of talented artists have the day off to dress in creative costumes of their own design. We will see them getting ready for the afternoon’s festivities. At 11 am they join the desfila (procession) into the heart of the town, merging with all the other Mardi Gras celebrants. The parade has the famed Dance of the Devils, bands, costumes and masks, and a satirical wedding. To complete our day we take a short drive to the beautiful Almu, an outdoor covered restaurant for a delicious lunch.

Be sure to bring your camera! Wear a hat and bring water.

Caution: Do not wear good clothes, as they may get soiled brushing against the wildly grease-painted merrymakers.

Not included: Expect to pay about 250 pesos for food and drink.

Additional Costs:  None

This tour will depart on time at 9:00 am  from the parking lot across from the south side of Llano Park. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before departure time. Unclaimed seats may be re-sold at boarding time.

If this tour is sold out, you can take a chance that seats may be available and come to the boarding spot 15 minutes before departure. These seats must be paid for in cash.

No Refunds will be available. If you are not able to attend the event, you are welcome to sell your reservation to others. Please notify the library of change of name for reservation.

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