Saturday, March 22, 2008

Jueves Santo - Holy Thursday

There have been so many events going on in San Miguel de Allende during Semana Santa (Holy Week) to see and Holy Thursday is no acceptation.

The vendors and food stalls have been setting up all week under white tents, in parks, next to churches or along the streets in anticipation of the thousands of faithful and spectators that are participating in or watching the events of Holy Week.

There is no lack of items to buy and all kinds of food to eat from snacks to entire meals. All the food stalls are tempting. Everything looks yummy! On Thursday evening I joined thousands, strolling the streets and waited in long lines visiting the Siete Casas (seven houses). It is a tradition to visit the seven major churches in San Miguel to see how lavishly decorated the altars are, in anticipation of Easter, the holiest day on the Christian calendar.

This elegant Mexican woman sits in front of one of the churchs, waiting? praying?
or is she just enjoying a moment of peace and silence?

I have been trying to go to as many events as I can, but it is nearly impossible to keep up with the Mexicans. They celebrate Semana Santa with such devotion, passion and joy and an endless amount of energy.

It has been a wonderful and heartwarming experience to be here to witness the rich tradition and expression of faith of the beautiful Mexican people during this holy season.

I wish you peace, love and laughter

Gypsy Girl

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mom,

My favorite is the picture of the elegant woman. Just try to imagine what shes thinking and what she has seen. I love the lace.