Awaiting Execution

Judas figures awaiting explosion, San Miguel de Allende

Judas figures awaiting explosion, San Miguel de Allende

Most Mexicans never seem to miss an opportunity for celebratory explosions. Each Easter Sunday in San Miguel, while New Yorkers are listening to sentimental Easter Parade music and strolling down Fifth Avenue wearing funny hats, San Miguelenses are busy exploding papier maché puppets. These figures, some surprisingly reminiscent of Norte Americano Presidents, are spun with rockets around their belts before having their heads blown off. In a desperate attempt to rationalize this behavior, the locals have somehow linked the event to the Judas story of the Crucifixion.

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