Charro Day Officials Unveil Commemorative Poster

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POSTED: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 9:42am

UPDATED: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 9:43am

BROWNSVILLE - As Charro Days near, the city is gearing up for the 75th annual festival and officials on Wednesday unveiled the official 2012 Charro Days commemorative poster.

The fiesta was created in the 1930's to uplift the community during the Great Depression and reflects the cultural experience by celebrating life on the border. Artist Don Breeden said the inspiration for this year's poster came from the very first poster designed, which illustrated charros on horseback, "I wanted to recreate the excitement we had in the first poster which was produced in 1991 and which was the four horsemen that ride in the front of the parades. These are actually guys that rode in the parade not just models I picked out."

In honor of the tradition, many men have started growing their beards for the celebration which begins on February 19th.

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