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Fiesta de Los Panzones — or Parade of the Fatties

  • Los Panzones in the Fiesta de la Merced
  • Los Panzones in the Fiesta de la Merced
  • Los Panzones in the Fiesta de la Merced
  • Los Panzones in the Fiesta de la Merced
  • Los Panzones in the Fiesta de la Merced
  • Los Panzones in the Fiesta de la Merced
  • Los Panzones in the Fiesta de la Merced
  • Los Panzones in the Fiesta de la Merced
  • Los Panzones in the Fiesta de la Merced

Mexico has thousands of towns and cities, and each one usually has its own patron saint and Marian devotion, each with its own unique way of celebrating its Catholic and indigenous history. In San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, we have the Fiesta de Los Panzones.

The fiesta of the fatties. The party of the pot bellies. Call it what you will, the curious feeling you get watching it will be the same.

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