Life in Mexico Photography

Life in Pozos – La Fiesta de El Señor de los Trabajos

Yes, it’s a big week here in Mineral de Pozos, Mexico. It’s the annual celebration to honor the town’s patron saint: El Señor de los Trabajos (The Lord of Work).  Many Mexicans pray to El Señor de los Trabajos to help them find work to provide for their families. This is also the patron saint of our parroquia.

This week is a busy medley of processions, native drumming, dancing, marching bands, music, markets and food stands along with the constant artillery pops of firecrackers and fireworks at all hours of the day and night. There is so much going on, it’s overwhelming to experience for the first time. This fiesta is something the entire town prepares for and looks forward to all year. The fiesta will end on Sunday with the arrival of a large pilgrimage of indigenous people from Mexico City and other states of Mexico.

I love photographing Pozos and and feel blessed to live here. I will post more images as the fiesta continues, but here’s a sampling of what I photographed earlier today.

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  • niCk Hamblen
    May 29, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Wow! great shots carol. You’ve done a great job of capturing the spirit on the streets.

  • su madre (rainy)
    May 30, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Great stuff Carol. Esp loved the Indian costumes & headdresses! Can’t wait to see more!

  • Beth(Your Mom's friend)
    May 31, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Fabulous, Carol. Felt like I was watching the festival parade with you.Thanks for bringing it to us.
    Cheers & Blessings

  • Karen Arch
    May 31, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Carol, Welcome back! Great photos. Please put me on your list.

  • Tina Villanueva
    May 17, 2015 at 10:39 am

    You have done a great job capturing the festivities of Mineral de Pozos. My family lives in San Luis de la Paz and we travel from Ohio to spend the month of July each year. Over the past 22 years, I have loved exploring Pozos and seeing the progress from Ghost Town to Pueblo Magico.