Saturday, March 15, 2008

Oaxaca, Getting ready for Semana Santa (holy week)

As you might expect in a predominatly Catholic country the week that begins on Good Friday and continues until Easter is a very big deal. Tomorrow, Palm Sunday we are going out to some of the villages surrounding the city which have the most traditional processions and events associated with Palm Sunday. All the churches have people making crosses, flowers and various things for people to carry tomorrow. As usual I am amazed by what can be done with nimble hands and some natural materials. I always ask permission for the photo and buy some small thing, after all this is their way of earning much needed pesos.

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