In two day it will be Candelaria and Parque Juarez will be transformed into a grand open air flower market. In the early morning hours the transformation begins with endless wheelbarrels of stones, flowers and eathern pots being moved from every trucks parked along the perifery to inner paths along the now dry river bed. It is slow and hard work that ends in beauty....
The celebration of Candelaria begins this weekend with Parque Juarez filled with flower vendors from all over Mexico. Early this morning many were still setting up. But more than a few took a long break to enjoy the zumba class taking place in what is normally the basketball court. For this two week celebration the area becomes a stage surrounded by the “maceta” or flower pot vendors.
Zumba is very popular in Mexico. Over 100 people, young and old, male and female, Mexican & gringo were up and dancing at this 8:00am Sunday morning class.