Wild Wedding Tradition

Screen Shot 2016-01-28 at 4.38.59 PMIf you happen to be on the Oaxacan coast at the end of June a day trip to the festival of San Pedro Huamelula is definitely worth it. The town celebrates its Chontal heritage with this annual celebration in which a small crocodile is dressed up as a bride and the local mayor marries her. According to tradition, the animal is a ‘princess’ and the wedding ritual will bring plenty of seafood for fishermen to catch along the Pacific coast.