Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca
At The 2018
40th Annual San Francisco, Carnaval Parade
San Francisco, California

Aztecs were a Mesoamerican culture that flourished in central Mexico in the post-classic period from 1300 to 1521. The Aztec peoples included different ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who dominated large parts of Mesoamerica from the 14th to the 16th centuries. Aztec culture was organized into city-states (altepetl), some of which joined to form alliances, political confederations, or empires. [from wikipedea]
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Amazing Headdress
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(Date Photographed: 11:11:51 Sunday 27 May 2018)
(Date Published: Monday 16 July 2018)
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A man, who marched with Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca, wore an amazing headdress and costume.


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Purified With Smoke
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(Date Photographed: 11:11:56 Sunday 27 May 2018)
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Women followed holding smoking bowls. The smoke was intended to purify the parade route.


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Aztec Dancers
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(Date Photographed: 11:12:09 Sunday 27 May 2018)
(Date Published: Monday 16 July 2018)
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Aztec dancers performed an enthusiastic routine for the sidewalk audience.


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Color Coordinated Feathers
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(Date Photographed: 11:12:28 Sunday 27 May 2018)
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The feathers on this dancer were color coordinated with her costume.


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Humble Band
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(Date Photographed: 11:13:00 Sunday 27 May 2018)
(Date Published: Monday 16 July 2018)
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A humble band followed. Drums and other natural instruments, created the rhythm for the dancers.


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Tired Man
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(Date Photographed: 11:13:18 Sunday 27 May 2018)
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A tired man, dressed in costume and feathers, followed the band to the nearing parade end.


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