Monday, March 17, 2008

Palm Sunday in a pueblo in Oaxaca

These are my favorite photos from this day, the little girl who had brought her dove (with a 10 peso price on top of his head). I was standing next to the little girl when a town official who was recording interviews with various people in the town asked me to tell what I thought about the celebration. I hope I did not mangle the Spanish too bad, but what I said was how much I admired the faith and effort they put into this celebration, how nice everyone was, and how much I appreciated letting me observe the ceremony.

The other picture shows the ladies looking at the decorated statue of Jesus on the donkey, the expression of joy and intense interest on their faces is beautiful.

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