Last night our group got to go and be culturally enriched by Carnaval. We walked there a ways and once we got there we were ready to find our seats, however there were some people who were sitting in the wrong place so we stood around for a good while wondering what was going on, because we were all lost...in the end it all worked out, we eventually sat down and were ready to enjoy the show. Vendors would come by frequently shouting out what they had to offer to the masses. There were people selling hats, jewelry, light up head bands, glow-in-the-dark wands, and even these walking rat things...So as you can tell it was already chaos and the parade had yet to start, and then the real chaos began. Different groups would march past us and some even stopped in front of us to put on a show. Most groups were dancing and singing groups and when they would come by us the people in the stands would start clapping to the rhythm of the songs being played so what did we do, we joined in of course. It was such a blast, though it was a bit crazy at times, it was so much fun. The parade didn't start until about 9:15 and we left the parade at 12:15 (we left early...) the parade wasn't over until 1 or so.
It was a long night, I didn't end up getting to bed until about two or so because of course when we got back to Casa we were full of energy from the parade so we talked for a good few hours.
All in all it was a fantastic day and it got even better know that I got to sleep in the next day, and I did!
Here is a picture of Carnaval for you to get to see some of what I saw last night.
The little kids would throw different types of confetti at the people on the floats passing by, here there are trying to pick up more so they can throw it at more people.
Waiting for the parade to start.
I kept noticing little kids searching for their parents who were in the parade this little boy found his and got to come say hi for a bit.