Septembre 15 is actually the Mexican Independence Day. Cinco de Mayo is actually just a celebration of the battle of Veracruz. It appeared for the parade everyone in town was in the parade. Citizens of all ages participated.
This group of young men from a local athletic club built human pyramids when ever the parade slowed.
The military had the K9 Corps out in force.
Interesting parade float. The Army suspended a line between two trucks. As the truck moved down the parade route a soldier would climb between the trucks. They had a safety harness but none was needed.
I am a sailor. Cashed it all in in 2003 and sailed around the NW USA then went to Mexico for two years then sailed to Australia on a Baltic 42. Sold the boat in OZ and bought a Privilege 42 in Venezuela. Not fully retired so have been doing the nuclear steam generator change out gig to recharge my financial batteries. Work 13-15 hours a day for two to three months. Make great money quickly so I can get back to the boat.