Culture

Fiesta Grande de Chiapa de Corzo January 2017

January 15 to 23, Chiapa de Corzo – Fiesta de San Sebastian o Fiesta Grande de Enero – welcomes the integration of Mestizos with a communal ritual, the most intense in the world of Chiapas: a festival of PARACHICOS. It is one of the most spectacular Mexican traditions! This festival is famous for the colorful parade of Parachicos with masked dancers and parade of cars transformed into allegory on front of which there is a representation of legendary figure of the benefactor Doña Maria de Angulo. The simulation of a naval battle with fireworks takes place in the river the night of 21 January. More information in Spanish HERE and HERE.