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Felipe, Baja, Mexico has a long tradition of Carnavál,
a kind of Mardi Gras that offers such spectacles
as Float Parades, The Crowning of the King and Queen,
Military Marches, Live Music, Folk Dancing, Mariachis,
Cock Fights, circus rides and games of chance. And
there is the yearly practice of choosing a local
personality or business to be burned in effigy.
Called the "Bad Humor Man", the human
figure, often made from papier maché, is
hung on a pole, wreathed with large sticks of foreworks
and set aflame.
The weather is usually excellent for
this event, with only a very rare chance of rain.
This year's celebrations begin on
February 24th and run to the 28th. There's something