Every year for the last 16 years Barrio Obrera has put on a veritable feast of food, music, fireworks and fun for upwards of 600 residents and visitors from around town. So well attended is this annual event that the barrio selects a different host to head up the organization to sort of spread the honor of burden, if you will. This also brings a different style and attempted oneupmanship within the same traditional theme, any one of which could serve as the sacred system on how to throw the ultimate neighborhood bash!
When it’s Mexico, there are many colorful festivities, large and small, throughout the year to keep our appreciation for this country impassioned. One such event takes place on May 3 of each year. It’s called Día de la Santa Cruz (Day of the Holy Cross). It is two days after Mexico’s Labor Day and is celebrated mostly by the construction workers, mainly bricklayers.