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Many thanks, Virgin of Guadalupe, for granting me with a rich imagination to entertain the people.

The Lentejitas clown

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Susana Monroy, a bearded lady, wishes to wholeheartedly thank the Lord of Araro because she’s been performing in the Huandacareo circus for more over 20 years. Her children, all famous clowns and acrobats, were born here. She met her love here as well—the Taquito clown with whom she visited distant places of the Republic and Central America.

Huandacareo, Michoacan, 1967

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The Umbrellas clown thanks Saint Genesius for that day when his leg went numb and the wire got so tense it broke. Fortunately, the Twisted clown who was passing near by took him upon himself so he didn’t even got hurt, and now they are inseparable.

Huamantla, Tlaxcala, 2011

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We thank the patron of the clowns, Saint Genesius of Rome, for our participation in the Public Transport campaign against COVID-19 “Do not let the clown take you” in which we gave out masks and antibacterial gel at the most busy metro stations exhorting “If you’re going in subway, put a mask on right away”.

Fresia, Skatiny, Sindy, Piñita, Sonrisitas, Pispirin, Bodoquito and Zapaton / CDMX

Virgin of San Juan, thank you for appearing in the circus when a very horny horse jumped on Bigbooty the clown. I, Panfilo de Narvaez, implored you so that the children wouldn’t see such a grotesque scene.

Guadalajara, Jalisco, 1920

When I was a little boy, I watched the movie “It” and I was so traumatized by it that I had nightmares with the Pennywise clown. Even when I got to my adult age, I still lived with this fear. Then some friends recommended me to watch the new version to confront and overcome my trauma. But it only made it worse. Now I had nightmares with the both clowns. I thank Saint Benedict because, by entrusting myself to him, I finally can sleep in peace.


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I thank God for I got a job in a circus after being fired from the police because of my old age. Nobody wanted me, and here they love me so much.

Clown Copper
Mexico City, May 1990

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I finished my university studies as a lawyer. But few months passed by and I couldn’t find a job. Then I agreed to work as a clown at children parties because of my financial needs. I’m infinitely grateful to Saint Martin the Cavalryman because I’ve finally found a job I studied for, since my every encounter with mischievous and uneducated children was a nightmare.

Clown Littletickle \ Campeche, Mexico

Roberto Sanchez, a juggler clown, got his mug polished by three blokes for being rude. He thanks Saint James for this valuable lesson and promise to be polite and respectful.

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May you be blessed, Virgin of Guadalupe, for I worked one more year as a clown bringing joy to the kids.

Pedro M. “Blue Coco”, 1995

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The clown Tarambola want to show his gratitude ti the Soul of the Purgatory, with this retablo, for helping him in his profession which he has dedicated 15 years to. Traveling from town to town, he brings joy to the children and to the adults who come to see his act at the world famous Muñoz circus.

Piedras Negras, Coahuila

The clown Ruben Lopez hurt himself during a magic act. WIth this retablo, he thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe because his wounds have been healed and he can go back to work.

Virgin of San Juan, the clown Poco-Loco (“Slightly Crazy”) wants to thank you for the triumph of his show and because his elephant that was dying is alright now.

Mexico City, November 2, 2000

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