Woke up to a beautiful day in Laredo. I love Laredo winters. But it is February 2nd. Not only is it Dia de la Candelaria (pass on the tamales for me, I am trying to ditch so many carbs), it is also Punxsutawney Phil‘s Day. In Laredo though, we have Laredo Lache, the weather predicting Tlacuache.
According to one of the legends of the Cora people, “… nos presenta un mito cora en el que el tlacuache roba el fuego para entregarlo al resto del mundo.” In other words, the Cora believed that the possum (tlacuache in Spanish) stole fire to give it to the rest of the world. Yup, that’s what happened here.
The legend continues that in his efforts, he got all twisted up and they put him back together wrong which is why he looks all jacked but… back to fire. Our Laredo Lache el Tlacuache is only putting on his shades today cuz shadow or now shadow, he knows it’s gonna be a scorcher. Laredo’s summers have been known to sometimes be more than 100 days of above 100 degrees. So celebrate the winter in shorts as you visit beautiful Laredo. Loads going on as we begin the prep for the annual WBCA festivities. Carry on Tlachuaches of the world.