Huejotzingo Carnival

Welcome to El Carnaval de Huejotzingo, a mesmerizing spectacle that commemorates the historic Battle of Puebla. Prepare to be enthralled as we dive into the vibrant tapestry of this extraordinary event!

Let’s rewind to the 5th of May, 1862, a pivotal day etched in Mexican history. On this date, the Mexican army, led by General Ignacio Zaragoza, achieved a remarkable victory over the French invaders at the Battle of Puebla. El Carnaval de Huejotzingo serves as a vivid tribute to this iconic moment, offering a glimpse into the valor and resilience that shaped the nation.

This captivating carnival showcases a multitude of groups, each embodying a distinct aspect of history and heritage. Among the notable participants are:

  1. Los Zacapoaxtlas: Dressed in traditional attire, Los Zacapoaxtlas pay homage to the Zacapoaxtla indigenous community, renowned for their fierce resistance against the French. 

  2. Los Indios Serranos: Hailing from the mountainous regions, Los Indios Serranos embody the indigenous groups residing in the rugged terrains of Mexico. 

  3. Zapadores: Their dress consists of blue vest, red pants and black boots. Also an intricately decorated tall headdress and a mask with a beard and usually a pipe. They represent the French in the battle.

  4. Los Turkos and Zuavos: These groups represent the foreign troops who fought in the Battle of Puebla. Los Turkos symbolize the Turkish soldiers who were allied with the French, while Los Zuavos represent the French Algerian troops.


























































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