Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Independence Day

Yesterday was El Salvador's Independence Day, a celebration of the break from Spain in 1821. The day is marked everywhere in the country by processions of school kids. I didn't get to see Suchitoto's Tuesday procession, but on Monday night the high school students had their own procession, and just about everyone in town turned out to see it. There were bands, there were many different kinds of dancers, there were flaming torches and flag bearers and costumed mummies and pharaohs - it was glorious, and the central square was packed with families enjoying the party.

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