Quinceañera.com E-Magazine 01-22-21 - Page 11

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History

Where does the term charro originate from ? What is a charro you ask ? The term charro dates back to the 19th century and the Mexican War of Independence . Charros were important horsemen soldiers during the war . The best charros formed small militias to protect haciendas . The charro theme of nationhood was established by president Juarez in the 19th century . Charros soon gained swift popularity because they were seen as national heroes . Thus , the charro lifestyle became a theme that was born to unite the nation ! Like charros there are women called “ escaramuzas ” which do