The parade consisted of a few trumpets and drums played by children likely in Secondaria and a large group of preschoolers dressed in revolutionlary clothes, along with adults, likely their parents and teachers. There were many little Pancho Villa look a likes, interestingly none were reminiscent of Emillo Zapata. It was an odd day for them to march because the governement declared Monday Mexican Revolution Day, but the actual date is November 20, 1910. The day Madero denounced Diaz.
Independence from Spain, the Mexican Revolution and perhaps the expulsion of France are the three primary historic events that Mexicans celebrate. Sort of. . . ask any Mexican about their country and their government and there isn't a single Mexican, other than the few elite, who believe those in power are anything other then no count thieves and that the fighting and loss of life was all for nothing.
The kids did look cute, and the children at the Oaxaca Street Children Centre have their costumes ready for the concert they will give Friday.