January 8, 2007

New Years in Nicaragua

This was my first New Year passing in Nicaragua. It was one I will never forget. Past Dutch volunteers and current Board Advisors Leen and Ingeborg were visiting all the way from their current home Congo Africia and it
felt like 'old times' with them here.
The neat thing about New Years here is it is for kids just as much as adults. In the daytime on the day before it is common to have pinatas for the kids. At night the kids participate in the festivities as well since New Years is a family event

The Pinatas were pretty tuff and we called in experts like volunteer Darcy to help break it open.Children chanted "Darcy! Darcy! Darcy! " As she strongly swung pole.