Photos: Mexicans celebrate annual Donkey Day

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Published: 2019-05-02 14:26

Last Updated: 2019-05-02 14:33


Photos: Mexicans celebrate annual Donkey Day
Photos: Mexicans celebrate annual Donkey Day
Reuters Source

Mexican citizens in the town of Otumba have honored donkeys with their own special day on the first of May, with races, rides, costumes and even a polo match.

The aim of this year’s event, which attracted thousands of spectators, was the protection and conservation of the hard-working animals, Cecilia Samiji, a government representative said.

The annual Donkey Day festival, which began about 60 years ago, is a twist on traditional May Day celebrations throughout Latin America.