Back to the Plaza
This afternoon we went back to the Plaza to watch the Corpus Cristi Celebration
|Samir - James - Suzie|
They were walking out of the temple grounds as we left to go to the plaza.
Corpus Christi Celebration
We arrived at the plaza at 3:00 pm. We walked around and looked at all the murals that the different schools had made on the streets around the plaza. They were amazing and very beautiful They were made with colored saw dust and flowers or pedals from flowers.
This is what the internet says about the celebration.
After we saw the different murals, we walked up the pedestrian street. We stopped at one of the little tiendas that sells Peruvian stuff. We'd gotten some blankets there before and I was happy to go back to get another one. We bought a bright yellow one, a small Peruvian vase, and a couple of bird whistles. As we walked home, we stopped at some little shops and found some more bird whistles.
Having the yellow blanket came in handy for us to sit on, we used it to sit on the hard bench as we waited for something to happen. We listened to the talks and music, but none of it made much sense to us.
|I'm holding the yellow blanket.|
There were a lot of girls dressed in their red school warm up uniforms. They came in the plaza each group representing with their school. They marched around the plaza, as they lined both sides of the murals on the street.
|The girls in their red suits lined the murals along all the streets around the square plaza|
Once the girls were all around the plaza, they had a ceremony. We didn't understand it, but on the stage they talked and sang and chanted, giving honor and praise.
After they carried the gold lighted up something around the plaza and over the murals, the murals were destroyed. They started sweeping and cleaning up.
|The clean up crew|
|Looking back at the Catholic Church|
We enjoyed our evening. It was different than we thought it would be, but it was interesting to see the celebration of a different religion. We're glad we went.
We walked back to our apartment just like we did the night before. We found some more bird whistles at a little shop on the way home. It was a good afternoon and a good night. When we got home, I made Wayne some Mac and Cheese.
|Brenda Leyva got married today in the Ogden Temple. Bill and Sandy Hartman went to the ceremony. She married Jared Tidwell from Huntsville in the Ogden Temple.|