The 60th Day of America – San Mateo

One of the biggest days of San Mateo is September 19th, the Día de América, when Oviedo celebrates its relationship with the New World. The immigrants who’ve moved to Spain, Asturians who went abroad, and the mixture of cultures are all represented in a big parade that shuts down the city.

60th Day of America Oviedo Asturias

We had the chance to see the 60th annual parade. It was a lively affair, featuring both the traditional music of Asturian bagpipes and flutes, and the more buoyant rhythms of the Caribbean and Latin America. There were about twenty floats, each with a different theme, from life at Catholic missions abroad, to scantily clad Caribbean beauties jiggling their lady parts.

The weather was perfect and the both the spectators and participants clearly had a lot of fun, except for the guy in front of us who got a face-full of foam. Definitely one of the most colorful days of the year in Oviedo.

More Day Of America / San Mateo Photos:

Parade Watchers
Spanish Fans in use
Hot air balloon and old man
Mexican Music band in Oviedo Asturias
Portraits of a Mexican Man
Green building for sale Oviedo Asturias
Man foam pranked and angry
Kids having fun in Oviedo, Asturias - Spain
White party Oviedo, Asturias Spain
Girl in thoughts
Elf boy ears
Asturian witch
Bright green eyes girl from Spain
Dia de los Americas Oviedo Asturias año 2010
Creepy Clown Parade Oviedo
Woman signing with a tiger
The art of pouring Asturian Sidra Man Portraits
Man serving Asturias Sidra
Happy man from Oviedo Asturias
Priest pastor bubble bath
Asturian Knight
Kid pointing to god
Latin Monster Mask
Traditional Kids Oviedo Asturias Spain
Quasimodo hunchback for real
Asturian Dragon
Samba Girl Spain
Smith Asturias
Almost naked Samba Dancer with braces
Sexy Oviedo, Asturias Spain
Hunk with a sword
Bomberos Oviedo
Golden Eagle Oviedo Asturias
People from around the world in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
Butterfly Girl Hair Dress
Shy Girls Oviedo Asturias Spain
Sword Smith Oviedo Asturias
Asturias Kilt
Playing Scottish Bagpipes
Black and white girl

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