In Mexico, September 14 is National Charro Day, and in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, they know it very well.
Although limited by Covid-19, the celebration took place in the Plaza de Armas in front of the Guadalajara Cathedral. Here the people of Guadalajara gathered to celebrate with the traditional music of Mariachi, a genre originating in the state of Jalisco.
On the day of the Charro, “La Charrería” is celebrated, which is considered a national sport. Charrería is an art and discipline arising from equestrian activities and livestock traditions. In this specialty, both man and horse show off their expertise and dexterity with maneuvers classified as “brave”.
Like the mariachi, the Charrería is considered Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and is part of the national festivities, two days before September 16, Mexican independence day.