The Three Musketeers and Iván I, King of Joy

529197_10200666104953372_645108508_nIf you read this blog you know how much we love Mazatlán, and Carnavál. The best part about Carnavál? It’s such a community event. Sooooo many families, people of all ages, and from most every socio-economic level of society, participate in this event and have a great time. It is truly a family and community affair, and traces the history of our port city.


Today, Thursday, we are working hard and also looking forward to the coronation tonight of Iván I, the King of Joy 2013. Amidst that anticipation, what should arrive in my inbox? A note from a new friend, a friend of a friend (remember Marco’s incredible maqueta of Mini Mazatlán at Christmas time?)!

It seems his aunt, Sodelva Rios de García, is a seamstress. She and her taller team made the costumes for tonight’s coronation. Now we know that the theme will be “The Three Musketeers” and that Iván will be D’Artagnan!

She and her team make most of the royal costumes, including those for Carnavál Queen, Queen of the Floral Games and La Reina Infantíl. This year’s gorgeous vestuarios are nearly ready for their debut!


Be there or be square, people!

Here is a more thorough reporting in El Debate, including a terrific video interview that has now been added to the VidaMaz YouTube channel.


About Dianne Hofner Saphiere

There are loads of talented people in this gorgeous world of ours. We all have a unique contribution to make, and if we collaborate, I am confident we have all the pieces we need to solve any problem we face. I have been an intercultural organizational effectiveness consultant since 1979, working primarily with for-profit multinational corporations. I lived and worked in Japan in the late 70s through the 80s, and currently live in and work from México, where with a wonderful partner we've raised a bicultural, global-minded son. I have worked with organizations and people from over 100 nations in my career. What's your story?

One thought on “The Three Musketeers and Iván I, King of Joy

  1. Pingback: Ready for Carnaval de Mazatlán 2014? | ¡VidaMaz!

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