The parade honoring St. Jerome takes place every year in Coatepec, Veracruz, on September 29, rain or shine. This year the emphasis was on rain!
Just before the parade started, there was a downpour as strong as any I have ever experienced! It lasted perhaps 20 minutes. Positions under the eaves of buildings were long gone, so I sought shelter under some very tall, thickly-leaved trees. They did nothing to stop the rain!
Here are members of the viewing public, as well as two clowns, seeking shelter from the downpour. (tap or click to enlarge).