Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Folklife Festival Peru... part one
The Smithsonian Museum sponsors the yearly Folklife Festival on the mall. This year they are focusing on the country of Peru.
I took lots of pix for you to enjoy. Please grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy the show.
There was a lot of mud on this day, so fashion stopped at the feet!
I am standing beneath a balcony with a costumed figure. There is an enormous festival each year and homes are included in the parade as people dress up and become part of the event.
I became overwhelmed so didn't write down the name of the parade but I think it's Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen de Paucartambo
To the left are enormous candles highly decorated in many bright colors. In fact color is celebrated throughout the country.
Remember you can click on any picture to see details. See the woven mat? It seems to be in every building, and is woven by hand of course.
The following picture is a boat, like one recently seen on the tv show The Amazing Race.
I love that these kids are able to try it. I sure am happy not to be on one in the surf!
This is a shot of a bridge being built in the foreground, with the monument behind at the other end of the mall.
What you see in DC is people from every part of the globe.
You hear many languages, see different clothing. They are all "playing" together respectful and engaged in the experience.
At the end of the warm day we decided to share a drink...
Two more posts to go, with lots of art and craft and color to excite and inspire you.