Christmas is just around the corner and San Felipe goes all out for Christmas. If you did not already know, most Mexicans are Christians or Catholics. So, Christmas is very important to them. Like most of North America, Christmas is a celebration of religion and family. San Felipe has a very nice tradition, a Christmas parade. The annual Christmas parade is very eventful with all kinds of colorful costumes, and twinkling Christmas lights.
The parade starts with sirens from the police cars and fire trucks to let the crown forming the parade is about to begin. The Christmas parade always has a few surprises that were not presented the years before. Everyone that is involved with organizing the parade have to be secretive, if they do not hold their tongues they are put to death. No not really but the Christmas parade is top secret. The date of the Christmas parade is not even told. Of course it falls around the same time each year but the mysterious date is not revealed until the night of when the sirens go off.
The Christmas parade is beloved by the locals, if they could play music and dance everyday they would have a daily parade. The tourist of course enjoy the whole scene and sing along happily to the Spanish and English Christmas hymns. The 2012 Christmas parade is long awaited by both the locals, all the people that are participating and the tourists.