A special thanks to my Dad he was a great man who loved his sons!!!
- Día de los Locos. This wild and woolly festival is pure San Miguel. It happens no place else in Mexico in this form. It always takes place on the Sunday closest to June 13 since it is related to St. Anthony. Though the flamboyant procession rocks through town to the (very loud) beat of amped-up music, and the costumes and masks of politicians, actors, cartoon characters and monsters would seem to be totally secular, this complex festival has deep religious roots.
San Antonio is, among other things, the saint you beseech to find anything lost, from a wristwatch to a dog to a lover. Today's festivities are all about giving thanks for having found them. As they shimmy, shake and stamp their feet aboard their truckbed floats and throw fistfuls of candy at the crowds like Mardi Gras revelers, the participants are actually taking part in a rather profound religious celebration.
The day begins with a mass at the San Antonio church, where a tent is set up in the plaza to handle the crowds. From there the string of marchers, floats and dancers heads to the centro, tossing several hundred kilos of candy at the crowd along the way. It has the distinct feel of Carnaval or Mardi Gras. Crowds are dense so if you make your way to the center, don't expect to get out again until the parade is well and truly over. For many, this the favorite June event in San Miguel de Allende
I have never seen this parade and believe me when they say the town is packed and it is crazy..IT IS!!!!
Ashley completed the tournament and this afternoon won the the Final match in under 2 hours 6-3 7-6 and won her first Pro circuit tournament..way to go girl!!!!!