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Fiesta San Antonio 2016

It is fiesta time in San Antonio. San Antonio is a city in Texas. This year, is the 125th Anniversary of the San Antonio Fiesta. The fiesta is visited by people within Texas, from other States and sometimes from all over the world. The San Antonio fiesta website says that ‘Fiesta is a party with a purpose.’  The fiesta has an economic impact of more $284 million and the funds raised are used to provide services to San Antonio’s citizens.

The first fiesta was held in 1891 to honor the heroes of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto with a Battle of Flowers. The first parade had horse-drawn carriages, bicycles and children decorated with flowers. The theme of the parade was flowers, hence it is called as ‘Battle of Flowers.’ The tradition of the Battle of Flowers parade continues to this day.

Pics from http://www.mysanantonio.com/fiesta/slideshow/Battle-of-Flowers-over-the-years-41975.php

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Battle of Flowers, 1906

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Battle of Flowers, 1941

Pics from http://www.fiesta-sa.org/events/2016/battle-of-flowers-parade

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Battle of Flowers, 2016

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Battle of Flowers, 2016

I visited the Marketplace and the Fiesta Arts Fair at the San Antonio Fiesta. The market place had a few performances by artists, with lots of food and booze around. The young and the old rejoiced the music and danced to the tunes. I also found the hats and tiaras that people wore as interesting.

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Fiesta fun at the Market Place

The Fiesta Arts fair was held at Southwest School of Art. One of the exhibits that caught my attention was antique lighting. The artist took antique objects and modified them to be lighting fixtures.DSC_0123

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The Fiesta Arts Fair

I loved the party atmosphere in San Antonio, where everybody showed their funny and wild side. Enjoy the pics!

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Quote for this post: I believe that if life gives you lemons you should make lemonade … and try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party – Ron White


 

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