Carnival arrived in Mexico with the Spanish in the 16th century, but has been embraced by the native population as it coincided with indigenous festivals, that refer to the “lost days” of the Mesoamerican solar calendar. These days are nameless. It is a kind of limbo and a time of reflection and freedom. Faces are covered to elude and ward off evil. Normal rules can be broken, mischief can be made and behind the mask, identity remains concealed.