Friday, August 5, 2011

The All Night Festival of Huamantla

In Huamantla, Mexico, a very special event takes place tomorrow as part of the town's annual festivities in August. The event, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, covers miles of city streets with beautiful tapestries made of colorful flower petals and colored sawdust."Each year, the second Saturday in the month of August is the night no ones sleeps in the town of Huamantla, Tlaxcala. For it’s on that night that local artists, working for several hours from sunset, create a magical "carpet" of flowers and colored sawdust over approximately 7 km. of the streets leading to the main church, which will become the path of procession of the Virgin of Charity the following morning."

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