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Law Summary

During Holy Week, no horses or wheeled transport is allowed in the city.

Full Text of the Law

Law Enacted in late 1800s

Source:

Beezley, William H. Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico. Lincoln: Nebraska Press, 1987.

About This Law

Holy Week was an important week of religious festivals in the 19th century that culminated in the burning of Judas' (even though most of the effigies were not in the likeness of Judas, rather of prominent Mexican leaders the people wished to poke fun at). Since the streets were packed with people participating in festivities during this week, a law was enacted to make sure no one attempted to barge through pedestrians with horses which might cause trouble.

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