Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happy 152nd birthday, Suchitoto!

When the big firecrackers went off at 6 AM this morning, I knew something was up, and when I heard the marching band tuning up I remembered - this is Suchitoto's birthday, this sweet town is 152 years old today. I turned out in time to watch the majorettes and bands and marchers with the flag and marchers with school banners and little kids dressed in chicken and alligator costumes parade by the market on their way to the big event in the Plaza Central. The photo is from last year, because our project camera has just stopped working and there's going to be a long pause before a new one is found.

If you're a North American reading this, do you know your city's birthday? Does anyone celebrate it? Why not?

As far as Suchitoto is concerned, it's an important day and a wonderful excuse for a fiesta.

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