Mules Day or Thursday of Corpus Christi is celebrated in Mexico City
Considered one of the oldest traditions of Catholicism in Mexico, surviving from the epoch of the Spanish colony until the present day, 'Mules Day' is considered a day to celebrate with family in traditional attire.
The Thursday of Corpus is a tradition since 1526 takes place at the doors of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City where families of Catholics, attend with their children to receive the blessings of this important religious ritual family atmosphere.
The singularity of this festival is the dress with which children pretend to the indigenous people who gathered outside the church at various times in the history of this feast and who with their clothes, pack animals, goods and work tools give the landscape of the place a picturesque appearance.
For many years and especially during the twentieth century with the picture of this custom is to make a portrait of the child or for the collection of family album. It is true that this custom seems destined future disappearance, as each year is more visible than less people attend with their children, most likely by the new lifestyle of Mexican women are less followers of the ancient customs of the mothers and grandmothers.
Another factor in opposition are the new laws of the city in order to give a new look to the city there is the prohibition of various commodities mainly street vendors in the area, including craftsmen who travel from various parts of the country at this time to sell their handicrafts made mano.con the figure of a mule and made from corn husks and other materials and decorated with painted very Mexican images .