Saturday, May 16, 2009

Another strange tradition here during May is early morning processions carrying candles and someone singing a mournful hymn. May is the month dedicated to Mary and twice now we have heard them pass by our house at about 5 am (what is it with these people and singing early in the morning?). The first procession that went past was with about 20 or so people but today I think there were only about 3 in total (I could be mistaken as I had been woken up of course from a very deep sleep). Unfortunately I could not find any information about this crazy tradition but it is definately something to do with Mary worship.

3 comments:

kambelina said...

Sorry I missed that! Umm, actually not so sorry. Did Chad and Michele tell you about our hostel experience. I would gladly have traded you.

Marcos y Elizabet said...

Wow you did keep your promise to comment - you are a star! Hope your trip home was better than your hostel experience. See you on the blog!

catherine said...

Traditions Traditions oh how the world is captured. Makes us glad we know what we do know.