The Alebrijes Are Coming!

The weird and wonderful world of the Alebrijes are coming back to the streets of Mexico City! The parade will go from the excellent Museo de Arte Popular, one of my favourite museums, down to the Zocalo on November 20th, so if you’ll be around in the city it’s worth marking in your calendar.

What are Alebrijas? The story can be found in this Wiki article, which explains why they are also referred to a Dream Creatures. I went to the parade last year (click here for photos on Flickr) and had a great time. It’s just so very bizarre! The photo below is one I took yesterday outside the Museo de Arte Popular.

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