Dancing for Aztec New Year

Lori Notes

Aztec Calendar sunstone Aztec Calendar Stone, from the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City.

From our vantage point here in Valencia, March is all about Las Fallas–we hear marching bands in the morning, massive explosions every day at 2 pm (the mascletá in the city center), and at other random moments we encounter small, medium and large explosions capable of startling me off my feet (or my bicycle). Wherever we go there are kids and adults armed with petardos that can be thrown onto the street or lit to shoot into the air.

Though our landscape and soundscape get entirely overtaken by all things Fallas, I recognize that there are all kinds of other holidays, celebrations, and commemorations happening, many that are new to me. El Guapo did a bit of research and learned that March has quite a few designations, including these:

  • Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month
  • Bell Peppers and Broccoli…

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