Opening of the Bullfight, Mexico

This image shows the typical opening ceremony of the traditional bullfight, in this instance a parade of the various performers, including picadors, toreadors, and a matador.

Photo by Mark Turok

The description states:

EL PASEO DE LAS CUADRILLAS

The opening parade at the bullfight.

— The bullfight is often referred to as a sport, but it is more a ritual custom of Hispanic nations and cities, as there is no competition involved. While it is still practiced today, it has come under criticism for its harm to the bulls.

This postcard likely dates from the 1960s.

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