Monday, April 26, 2010
Above are photos from the King William Fair Parade. Yes, that is a chihuahua wearing a sombrero.
Fiesta San Antonio started in 1891 when a group of women gathered for a parade and threw flowers at each other to commemorate the Battle of the Alamo and San Jacinto. This was the first "Battle of Flowers" parade. Above are pictures of this years Battle of Flowers, which is a holiday for most San Antonians. The dresses above belong to duchesses of Fiesta. Each dress weighs approximately 70 lbs, and is rumored to cost anywhere from 10 thousand dollars to 80 thousand dollars. This is not including the cost of the jewelry, parties and additional dresses for those parties.