It was Carnival in Mazatlan in early February before we arrived. Mazatlan's International Carnival is a six-day, multi-event celebration overflowing with live music, folklore, dance, entertainment and traditional costumes. Held since 1898, Mazatlan's 115th version of Carnival is an all day, all night fiesta with something for everyone, the third largest in the world.
'La Linterna Magica', The Magic Lantern, was the theme for Carnaval Mazatlan '13, 'The Magic Lantern' is reference to early movie cameras and this year they celebrated cinema, and all it has brought to people around the world.
Some of the papier mache floats are on display in the plaza and this one was my favourite which we snapped this week as we were going to dinner.