Sure, the Fourth of July is still months away, but we all love the festivities, especially the fireworks. Of course, people set off an assortment of fireworks for all kinds of occasions. After all, this is something that individuals around the world and of all ages enjoy.
The one exception is dogs. Often, the loud sound of fireworks scares them. Sometimes, owners even lose their pets for days as they try to find a safe place away from all the noise. But there’s always an exception to the rule. Case in point — one dog that not only loved fireworks but also stole the show as one performer set them off.
This is a popular festival
During the traditional Mexican Las Calendas festival, a pup wanted to stick around to participate in the activities. Held in the city of Oaxaca, which is found in the southern part of Mexico, that’s not the only thing this dog did. While everyone watched in amazement, onlookers either whipped out their cell phones or turned their attention to the dog to capture her unbelievable skills.
Vibrantly colored costumes and flowers everywhere
Every year, people come from near and far to attend this festival. Throughout the day, men and women dressed in colorful, traditional Mexican attire take to the streets to dance and sing. There are all sorts of food vendors, music, flowers, and tons of fun. Often, people bring their dogs with them.
Dancing in the streets
The festivities continue well into the night. That’s when even more dancing occurs, along with incredible firework displays. In this video, you see a woman in her finest Mexican garments, carrying a basket filled with fireworks on top of her head. As she dances and spins, sparks fly everywhere.
She comes out of nowhere
Right in the middle of the performance, a dog named Mazapan appears. As the woman continues to spin around with fireworks shooting out of the basket, the dog goes crazy. She’s prancing around, twirling, and wagging her tail. Although this lady does a remarkable job, it’s the dog that people can’t take their eyes off of.
Now she’s just being a showoff
This pup’s not afraid at all. In fact, she jumps up toward the fireworks at one point. I’m sure this isn’t anything people in Mexico or anywhere for that matter, have ever seen. It’s quite a spectacle. Instead of filming the female entertainer, most individuals begin focusing their lenses on Mazapan.
She’s a natural entertainer
The whole thing is fantastic to watch. I’m not sure about you, but I think the organizers of this festival should include this pup every year going forward. If they’re looking for a way to draw a crowd…this is it.
Watch the video below and you’ll see for yourself what an amazing event this turned out to be. If you ever travel to Mexico during the Las Calendas festival takes place, you should take time out of your schedule to join in. Who knows, maybe you’ll be lucky enough to see Mazapan as she does her best Mexican dance — fireworks and all.
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