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Santa Cruz Festivities

The festivity of the Holy Cross marks the union of the pre-Hispanic peoples to Christianity during the conquest of America. Every September during the festival in the city of Queretaro, Mexico, thousands of dancers arrive from all over the country, dancing for days and presenting their best warrior costumes, feathers and instruments, as well as political mockery.

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Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Queretaro, Mexico
Copyright: © Mónica Dessireé Martínez Lara