The charros and skirmishes of Puerto Vallarta, decorated the center of the city with the traditional parade commemorating the National Charro Day.
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This year, 158 horsemen from different charras associations in the city demonstrated with great pride and gallardy their costumes, skill and the tradition that has been handed down from generation to generation, where locals and tourists alike could see charros of the youngest to the most experienced, where women and men alike, had an important participation.
As part of this traditional parade, Mayor Arturo Dávalos gave a recognition to one of the main precursors and referents of the charrería in Puerto Vallarta, Miguel ‘El Prieto’ Ibarría, received by one of his children on his behalf, sending his best wishes to who is today a bastion of the national sport par excellence.
In the framework of this commemoration, the mayor, together with his wife, councilors, officials and representatives of the Union of Urban Farmers of the Center, inaugurated the photographic exhibition ‘Charro’ in the central courtyard of the municipal presidency .
The exhibition shows the origins and history of the charrería in Vallarta, and highlights important figures of this sport, which is a national pride. It is an effort made by the Vallartense Institute of Culture and the Coordination of Civic Acts, with the support of the Union of Urban Estates and the chronicler of the city. The exhibition will be open to the entire population until September 28.
Charro is a term referring to a traditional horseman from Mexico, originating in the central-western regions primarily in the states of Jalisco, Zacatecas, Durango, Chihuahua, Aguascalientes, and Sinaloa. The Mexican terms vaquero and ranchero (cowboy and rancher) are similar to the charro but different in culture, etiquette, mannerism, clothing, tradition and social status.
The traditional Mexican charro is known for colorful clothing and participating in coleadero y charreada, a specific type of Mexican rodeo. The charreada is the national sport in Mexico, and is regulated by the Federación Mexicana de Charrería.