Monday, December 8, 2008
Today is a holiday! Nope, we don't celebrate Christmas really early, it's PURISIMA!
Purisima is the celebration of the announcement by the angel Gabriel that Mary is pregnant with the Messiah.
It isn't exactly a day of celebration, though. It's been celebrated every night for the last nearly two weeks, with neighborhoods taking their turns decorating with bows and ribbons and carting their Mary to the church in Rivas (Ok, really it's a slow procession).
Lot's of music, lot's of reason to get together, it's almost all the things Nicaraguans love in a party!