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Charro Days (1956)

Brownsville Historical Assocation

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  •  Children perform Mexican folk dances 
  •  The Danza de los Voladores in Matamoros 
 
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Brownsville’s Charro Days Fiesta celebrates the rich traditions, culture, and shared heritage of the Texas-Mexican border region. Since the first Charro Days Fiesta in 1938 to the present day, the festival continues to be an important part of Brownsville culture. The fiesta is held every year in late February and includes parades, traditional dance and dress, arts and crafts, music and food, as well as special performances and events. This newsreel captures the 1956 fiesta, focusing on the performance of various Mexican folk dances during the children’s parade and the spectacle of the Danza de los Voladores in nearby Matamoros. The event concludes with a fireworks display.
In 1947, the Brownsville Historical Association opened Brownsville’s first history museum at Fort Brown. Since then, the mission of the Brownsville Historical Association has been to promote the history and heritage of Brownsville, Texas, through educational and outreach programs. The organization also provides programming at its several venues on a year-round basis. These programs include fine arts exhibitions, school collaborations, preservation education, and community pride celebrations.