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The Historic Brownsville Museum Collection, no. 5 - Charro Days Fiesta

The Historic Brownsville Museum

Silent | c. 1946-1947

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  •  This is filmed at the Charro Courts Motel on Highway 77 in Brownsville 
  •  Charro Days Fiesta: dancing 
  •  Charro Days Fiesta: Speech 
  •  Unloading bananas from ship 
  •  Charro Days Fiesta: Parade 
  •  Charro Days Fiesta: Bullfighting (Trigger Warning: Animal Violence) 
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Charro Days Fiesta is held every year in Brownsville, TX to celebrate the rich traditions, culture and shared heritage of the Texas – Mexican border region. Since the first Charro Days Fiesta in 1938 to the present day, the festival continues to be an important part of Brownsville culture. The fiesta is held every year in late February and includes parades, traditional dance and dress, arts and crafts, music and food, as well as special performances and events. This film includes events typical to the Charro Days Fiesta such as dancing in the street, a festive parade, and a dramatic bull fight. Elaborate Mexican costumes are worn by all of the townspeople, many men don charro outfits while the women wear traditional flowing skirts and dresses, or the popular China Poblana dress.