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La Lotería Mexicana / The Mexican Lotería

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La Lotería Mexicana [Spanish language] sign image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 13, 2021
1. La Lotería Mexicana [Spanish language] sign
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La Lotería Mexicana 🏳️‍🌈
La lotería es un juego similar al bingo que se originó en Italia en el siglo XV, pero en donde ha dejado huella en la cultura popular y las costumbres, ha sido en México.

Una parte importante del juego son las coplas, poemas en rima cortos que se utilizan para describir la imagen de la baraja como, por ejemplo: "Para el sol y para el agua, ¡el paraguas!" o "Rema rema va Lupita, sentada en su chalupita, ¡la chalupa!". La persona encargada de "cantar" se llama "Gritón".

La baraja tradicional consta de 54 cartas, cada una con su propio personaje y número, originalmente diseñadas por Don Clemente Jacques en México, en 1887. Actualmente ese diseño sigue siendo el más popular y el más utilizado.

El artista chicano Felix d'Eon realizó su propia versión de la lotería inspirada en el arte del amor queer y el deseo. Su lotería visibiliza los distintos colores y paletas de la comunidad LGBTQ y la refleja, a través del arte, en la cotidianidad creando así un sentido de identidad y pertenencia.

"¡Se va y se
The Mexican Lotería [English language] sign image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 13, 2021
2. The Mexican Lotería [English language] sign
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corre con la dona del pozole!" Una vez dicho esto, se puede comenzar el juego

[English translation:]
The Mexican Lotería 🏳️‍🌈
Lotería is a game, similar to bingo, created in Italy during the 15th century, but it is in Mexico where it left its mark in popular culture and tradition.

An important aspect of the game are the couplets, short rhymes used to describe the image on the card such as Para el sol y para el agua,¡el paraguas! o Rema rema va Lupita, sentada en su chalupita, ¡la chalupa! The person in charge of "singing" these rhymes is called Gritón, similar to the caller in Bingo.

The traditional deck has 54 cars, each with its own name and number, designed by Don Clemente Jacques in Mexico in 1887. Currently, his design continues to be the most popular and it is still commonly used.

Chicano artist Felix d'Eon designed his own version of Lotería inspired in the art of queer love and desire. His Lotería displays the distinct color palette of the LGBTQ community's imagery to raise awareness in everyday life and build a sense of identity and belonging.

"¡Se va y se corre con la dona del pozole!" Una vez dicho esto, se puede
La Lotería Mexicana / The Mexican Lotería Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 13, 2021
3. La Lotería Mexicana / The Mexican Lotería Marker
comenzar el juego

 
Erected by Mexican Embassy in the United States; Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyArts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
 
Location. 38° 55.513′ N, 77° 2.181′ W. Marker is in Columbia Heights in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on 16th Street Northwest, 0.1 miles north of Fuller Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2827 16th St NW, Washington DC 20009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain! (within shouting distance of this marker); Las Bicicletas (within shouting distance of this marker); Social Justice (within shouting distance of this marker); Ambassadors of Faith (within shouting distance of this marker); Polish-U.S. Diplomatic Relations (within shouting distance of this marker); Solidarność (within shouting distance of this marker); Embassy of the Republic of Poland (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lady of Radium (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia Heights.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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