I am due for many, many updates – so many photos and experiences and stories to share! But, life is a bit hectic right now, so in the meantime, check out this video! I have the privilege of working with the young man who made it…more to come on that later!

La Fería Parade

La Feria de Santiago Atitlan has been in full swing for the past week – the streets are packed with people, fireworks go off at all hours of the day and night, marimba music fills the air in the mornings, while Latin pop hits blast in the plaza long into the night, and the central square and surrounding streets are crowded with rides, carnival games, trampolines, and food vendors. In addition to these ongoing festivities, there are scheduled events that have been taking place throughout the week – religious processions, competitions, beauty pageants, and a parade!

One of our partner organizations, the Puerta Abierta Learning Center, participated in the parade along with hosts of other organizations, schools, and businesses, and I had the opportunity to march along the parade route with the young students! It was a wonderful Santiago experience that I documented along the way…