How to Usher in Lent? Try Exploding Hammers

February 18, 2015 5:41 AM

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How to Usher in Lent? Try Exploding Hammers

SAN JUAN DE LA VEGA, MEXICO—Brazilians celebrate the day before Lent with dancing samba in skimpy outfits. In New Orleans, revelers throw beads at Mardi Gras. In this dusty central Mexican town, they have a different kind of a blast.

Even amid the inexhaustible tally of quirky rituals that communities anywhere hold dear, the Fat Tuesday frenzy in San Juan de la Vega elicits awe.

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