Coyolillo’s Carnival Is a Celebration of Afro-Mexican Culture (Atlas Obscura)

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Once a year, the people of Coyolillo, adorned in intricate masks and vibrant flower crowns, flood the streets to celebrate their Afro-Mexican heritage. They have been historically discriminated against in Mexico, and were recently acknowledged in the nation’s census. However, for Coyolillo Carnival, people young and old disguise themselves in traditional masks to show pride in their roots.

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