Charro Days: a cowboy fiesta

posted on 26th of february, 2010

Around this time every year in south Texas, on the border of the US and Mexico, the week-long event of Charro Days has been celebrated by the people from both side of the border for the last 73 years.

During this week, the "charro", a dashing Mexican cowboy, has been celebrated as a bi-national event. People from the neighboring city of Brownsville (Texas, US) and Matamoros (Tamaulipas, Mexico) come together, celebrate their shared heritage, common traditions and international friendship.

They gather on the international bridge, shaking hands and change gifts. Beautiful, colorful traditional Mexican dresses and dashing cowboy outfits are everywhere in town in parades, carnivals, dances and parties. People celebrate with singing, dancing, eating and grito (celebration cry).

This is an event that stirs fond memories for the older generation, while the new generation learns about the culture and traditions in a fun way.

Comments (7)

Posted by Jinlide on March 13, 2010
Thank you!
Posted by Linqong on March 12, 2010
Great shots!so cool!
Posted by smartview27 on March 02, 2010
Great photos!
Posted by Jinlide on February 27, 2010
Thank you for the comment! Nice cowboy photo, Mani33!
Posted by Aginger on February 26, 2010
Wow, what intensive colors...
Posted by Mani33 on February 26, 2010
Fiesta!!! That is cool... Nice shots ;)

 Texas Cowboy 
Posted by Frantab01 on February 26, 2010
looks like a great fun day - thanks for sharing :)

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