Monday, October 13, 2008

San Francisco Ára (Saint Francisco day)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Yesterday was our community’s patron saint’s day. Because it rained all day yesterday the parade was postponed until today. We woke up to little homemade Paraguayan flags stuck into ours and our neighbors fence posts marking the parade path. I have included pictures from last year. The Saint Francisco is kept at the church but on this day he is held high. The ladies in brown robes are Franciscan nuns.

The Saint Day parade begins

Our town saint coming down the road in front of our house

Our San Franciscan nuns

Happy Saint Day, San Francisco!

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