Charro Days

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Charro Days


Festivals--Charro Days


Charro Days is celebration of friendship between the citizens of Brownsville, Texas in the United States and Matamoros, Tamaulipas in Mexico. The week-long festival celebrating Mexican-American traditions began in 1938 to boost the economy and the spirits of the community suffering from the Great Depression and aftermath of recent hurricane.


1938 to present


Brownsville, Texas

Collection Items

59th Annual Charro Days Fiesta
An article created from different newspapers regarding the 59th Annual Charro Days celebration. The articles include tips to make your Charro Days costume and what you can find in this celebration.

Merienda: A Charro Days Tradition for 50 Years
An article explaining a tradition from Charro Days called 'La Merienda.' The article talks about the costumes that are typically modeled during this event.

Costumes for Charro Days
Three articles describing typical costumes for Charro Days. The 'Peon,' 'La Michoacana,' and the 'Oaxacan' dress are some of the examples shown. The articles describe the typical colors and fabrics used for the costumes.

Costumes and Dances Provided Charro Days Color
An article talking about the history of Charro Days, and how it came together after World War II.

Charro Days: Couple Dancing
A picture of a couple dancing during the Charro Days celebrations.

Charro Days: Children Celebrating Charro Days
Lucy Duurantes with classmates photographed in a parade during a Charro Days celebration.

Charro Days: Children in Parade
A photo of Lucy Durantes and a classmate during a Charro Days parade. They can be seen in costumes.

Ford Lee Locket and his Mother dressed for Charro Days
A photograph of Ford Lee Locket and his mother.

Ford Lee and Perry Steele on Hayes Street in Brownsville, Texas.
Two children dressed up for Charro Days.

Charro Days: Girl In Carriage
A photograph of a girl in a carriage during the 1939 Charro Days celebration in Brownsville, Texas. The carriage is attached to a goat.

Charro Days 1941 : Brownsville, Texas, February 20 - 23
Program invitation for Charro Days 1941
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