Thursday, June 11, 2009

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is a Catholic holiday that is very elaborately celebrated here in Sevilla. We moved our final exam from Thursday morning to Wednesday evening so that we could go to the parade this morning. We felt very underdressed while we were walking there, everyone we saw on the way was all dressed up! Oops!

The beginning of the parade!

This is a float that was carried on top of some people's heads. It was kind of odd, but we saw people practicing for this all month! They would walk around the streets with big structures on their heads- and we always wondered what it was for. We asked Pica, and she told us they were practicing for a religious holiday. Now we understand!

K'Lann, Maria, Matt, and Me at the parade

We got tired, and went to the Starbucks next door. It was two stories so we sat upstairs and watched part of the parade from there. It was really nice, and comfortable! :)

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