Today is the Epiphany. Back in the UK it’s not a national holiday, yet it is over here – they love it!
We went out into San Juan last night to watch the celebrations… it started off as a normal festival with floats and costumes, then we noticed that all the kids had plastic bags… these were for the sweets – the sweets that were launched from the tractor-pulled floats directly into the crowd. I’ve never experienced being hit in the face with the hard-boiled sweet before, nice.
At the end of the night, we were walking home when we passed a dog-poop bin. These bins have plastic bags next to them so you can pick up your dog’s poop… then it suddenly hit me (no, not the hard-boiled sweet), but what the kids were using to catch the sweets… hmmm, nice!