Friday, March 27, 2015

holiday

Last night was Day of the Flowers, and today is Friday of Sorrows.  The city was full of people, making it difficult to walk in the center.  There were lots of people selling flowers and cascarones (egg shells filled with confetti) both last evening and today.  Last night there were dances at lots of places, and the young people stay out really late.  The guys are supposed to give flowers to a girl that they like.  Starting sometime this morning, if you saw an altar to the Virgin, it meant the business was giving away free ice cream or a special juice.  The picture above shows one of the most elaborate in front of a church.  How everthing fits together, I am not quite clear, but I was happy about the free ice cream.

1 comment:

1stteacher said...

Free ice cream? I'm with you on that.