Sunday, October 30, 2011

Los Matachines

My mother in alw had here celebration for San Judas de Tadeo last night. We had it all: Tamales, coffee, and Matachines!!

Keep in mind, this is the first time I have even been to a celebration for San Judas and seen the Matachines dance! So, I was kind of skeptical about this, I have been asking anybody what this is and nobody would tell me all week.

Well, yesterday, Miguel started getting sick and didn't really want to go but, I insisted. One, I was very curious as to what the fuss was all about. Two, I definitely didn't want Miguel's family mad at me because, we didn't go. So, at about 8, off we go.

I did not regret going, the Matachines is definitely an experience and I highly recommend it to anybody who has not seen them!!! After see this, Jeni and Nando want to dance on December 12 for la Virgen da Guadalupe!!! I can't wait to see them dancing!!

Here are some pictures from the dance last night:
Our nephew, the yougest Matachin.
The one looking at the camera is my youngest sister in law.

Our 2 nieces and nephew.

The 2 closest are our nephew and niece.

The youngest matachin dancing and like everything in Mexico, it is not real without the dog!!!

There were a total of 22 Matachines.

All in all, it was a great night. We didn't get home until after midnight last night!!!

Have a great weekend!!!


  1. How cute. It looks like a great time. This reminds me of the dances the kids performed at my nephews graduation it is so much fun experiencing the culture here. Take care.