Conquistador Dance

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On the first Friday in March the day begins early in San Miguel.  Long before dawn we heard singing and then the unique sound of seed pod anklets as dancers began their predawn trek to Jardin.  This Fiesta de Los Conquistador celebrates the adoption of Catholicism by Mexico's indigenous people.  It is celebrated with incense, drums,  an ancient corn husk statue of Jesus, and thirty three dances that take 24 hours to complete.  And of course, fireworks....

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