Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Jardin is always filled with action: whether it's one of the special celebrations that follow one after the other, or wedding processions, or just the gathering of locals, it's always entertaining and always an affirmation of life
Friday, March 27, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
Today the spring equinox brings more festivities to the streets of San Miguel. Walking up to the Jardin this morning I was greeted by hundreds of children marching in costumes representing the abundance of spring: little farmers, green trees, flowers, birds, bees and animals of every stripe.
When I arrived for my Spanish class I found it had been replaced with a special celebration featuring traditional dancers and refreshments for all
Notice the eagle feet and head of his headdress
Sunday, March 15, 2015
spent all day yesterday trying to stem the flow of water into my living room, a hopeless task and not interesting............. today I built a fire and stayed close by
Thursday, March 12, 2015
The festivities never end. The latest, Nuestro Señor de la Conquista celebrates Catholicism conquering the indigenous religious beliefs. It actually demonstrates that the indigenous beliefs have endured, but have incorporated elements of Christianity. Take a look and see what you think.