The New Year was welcomed in last night in the Jardin. Although private parties and fiestas were held at every large restaurant, we chose to join the crowd that gathered in the square.
There were clowns for the children’s delight early in the evening, later two Mexican bands played on through the night, while locals and gringos alike danced, or at least tried to dance, under the light of a full moon and the lights of the Parroquia - lit with full night lights including a large cross of lights on it s very highest pinnacle.
At midnight church bells all over the city began to toll. The Parroquia s four bells - each as big as a large man - were pushed and pulled by hand, by young boys...Read More