A photojournal of the Wooster Square neighborhood in New Haven, Connecticut. And, occasionally a photo of New Haven, of course, of course.

Monday, May 24, 2010

San Francisco Tetlanohcan

After coming out of the Commencement Concert at Sprague Memorial Hall at Yale University yesterday my neighbor and I heard another sort of music. Naturally we RAN over and to our delight we saw the Carnaval de San Francisco Tetlanohcan happening on the New Haven Green. Dancers of all sorts! Dancers, called charros, were dancing the Los Charros. Tetlanohcan is a small village of 10,000 people and it's in the Mexican State of Tlaxcala. Tlaxcala is the smallest state in Mexico.
Below you'll see some of men dressed very beautifully with sequins, feathers and plumes. Masks too! They are celebrating Independence from the Spaniards during the 17th and 18th centuries.
By wearing the masks it is the commoners way to mock the wealthy fair-skinned landowners
More tomorrow!


  1. Excellent! The costumes are gorgeous.

  2. So much diverse culture there really keeps you running.