The fireworks boomed across the sky starting late Tuesday night. At midnight, it was October 28, and thus the feast day for San Judas Tadeo. He is the patron of lost causes -- an office which makes him hugely popular among certain segments of the population in Mexico City: cholos, ambulantes, addicts, barrio people and the people who love them. All day, more fireworks.
The above photo, taken Wednesday afternoon, is by Livia Radwanski, who also documents the sonidero subculture in D.F. The man pictured proudly carried his San Judas statue in an Aztec-like headdress and a sequined robe. Behind him, neo-indigenist groups danced and drummed all afternoon in the middle of Paseo de la Reforma.