The theme for Mazatlán’s Carnaval celebration this year is The Empires Celebration. The empires of France, Russia, Rome, and China will be represented by Carnaval royalty. Carnaval celebrations begin on February 16 and run through February 21.
Today they were still working on erecting four large monos along the malecón. These huge paper maché figures represent the four empires. Here’s a nice schedule of events for Carnaval 2012.
They have been installing lighting and electrical conduit for the various stages. It won’t be long before they install bathrooms and ticket booths. Then come the walls to remove access to the beach stairs so the pyrotechnic people have the beach to themselves during the naval battle fireworks.
The school across the street from us has been practicing the same song for the last week. They must be working on a number for one of the Carnaval parades. It sounds very familiar, I think it is the same one from last year!