And now we begin the Procession for Dia de La Raza.
This Friday at FOUR AM the church bells and the KaBooms kicked in, which set off the dogs, the car alarms, and the roosters. It’s El Dia de La Raza. Raza means ‘race’ in my dictionary, as in human race(s), and I think this day it’s mostly about the indigenous people since those who don’t identify themselves as indigenous didn’t seem too interested.
These costumes of the indiginous people was a real highlight.
From Wiki. I’m not sure I see the connection unless it has something to do with The Church. “Columbus Day is a holiday celebrating the anniversary of the October 12, 1492 arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas. Similar holidays, celebrated as Día de la Raza (Day of the Race) in many countries in Latin America, Día de las Culturas (Day of the Cultures) in Costa Rica, Discovery Day in The Bahamas, Día de la Hispanidad in Spain, Discoverer’s Day in Hawaii, and the newly-renamed (as of 2002) Día de la Resistencia Indígena (Day of Indigenous Resistance) in Venezuela, commemorate the same event.”