Thursday, April 9, 2009

Semana Santa

Not much going on here (yet), but y'all know I can't go more than a few days without posting on the blog, so...


Wanting to spend at least part of our Semana Santa like the rest of Mexico - i.e., on vacation - we took a quick midweek "weekend" trip on Tuesday and Wednesday to San Miguel de Allende.

San Miguel is a fascinating place - a little quasi-American colony smack in the middle of Mexico - but I'll wait to write about it until next week, when Holy Week is over and I have my photos organized and all. Still, I wanted to post the above photo of a sidestreet in San Miguel, where for Lent they've put up papel picado in purple and white, with shapes of crosses and crowns of thorns and scenes from the Stations of the Cross cut into them. Mexicans decorate for everything. It's awesome.

Now we're back in Lagos, and from the signs up around town it looks like there'll be a lot going on this weekend, starting this evening. I'll post as often as I can and take lots of pictures, you can be sure of that. In the meantime, we wait for sunset, for the start of services for Santo Jueves, and for the start of the Triduo Pascua. Until then...

2 comments:

From Michigan with Love said...

and you laughed when I took a picture of those paper thingys..cause they were oh so Mexican!!! grrr!
:-)

Happy Holy Week!

Matt Keadle said...

They WERE Mexican! After that I was just being mean. But with the paper thingys I was telling the truth!!! :)