A Mérida tradition that goes far back in time, perhaps, predating the conquistadors. In the neighborhood of Emiliano Zapata Norte nearly ever street corner torches an effigy similar to the one you see above that is cram- packed with pyrotechnics and then doused with gasoline to insure a spectacular ear splitting spectacle. Related link: Video of burning the man of the old year
These are the long-established time honored customs carries on to this day with pride and pleasure.
Video of Danza de la Cabeza de Cochino
Blog with more photos of same group in 2008