Scenes from the Huejotzingo Carnival, in Puebla, held since 1868. It involves about 15 thousand people who dress up with masks, robes , gaznes , feather headdresses , shields and rifles to transform the town's streets in a huge stage for their play. They portray three episodes that have marked the history of Huejotzingo, as a play in three acts. Only the first of these episodes is seen in this film, namely, the 1862 Battle of Puebla , where the Mexican army defeated the French. This is represented by various battalions comprising both armies. The invading army is composed of Zouaves , Turks and sappers, while the victorious Mexican Army is formed by the highland Indians , Zacapoaxtlas and Apaches. Reenactors on both sides fire cannons as well as muskets loaded with black powder.
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