Thursday, February 3, 2011

Birthday Parade!

It was my birthday yesterday and I had a wonderful time here in San Miguel.  My birthday - 2nd February - is Candlemas day.  Not a major event or even something most people have heard about!  But in San Miguel they celebrate it as Candelaria Day which also coincides with the first day of spring. The children dress up and parade around the town, ending up at the park which is filled with flowers and plants.

So of course, for my birthday, we shared in the Candelaria activities (except I didn't get to dress up as a flower, or tree or drop of water!).  Here are some photos of the sweet, colorful children:

and the riot of color from the flowers:

And not a mention of groundhogs!! (In the US, February 2nd is known as Groundhog day!).

I had a wonderful day..... which also included a 2 hour massage and a lovely dinner.  Thank you to all of you who sent me greetings and wishes.  A memorable birthday.


vilterietje said...

well, i may be a bit too late but:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUTH!!!! i'm glad you had a lovely day:)

f said...

Happy birthday to you!