Monday, July 26, 2010
More Lempira Day Photos - Indians!
Lempira Day is a dream day for the little boys! They get to dress up as Indians, smear oil and paint on their bodies and carry weapons around. (I imagine the thrill is a bit less for the teen boys.)
After the parade, there's a re-enactment of the life of Chief Lempira staged at the park, and some of the boy Indians take part in this action, as well. I was tickled by the fact that everyone calls the re-enactment "the killing of Lempira." So people said things to us, as we were walking in the direction of the park, like, "Are you going to go see them kill Lempira?" and "If you hurry, you might get to see them kill Lempira."
I don't have pictures of the "killing of Lempira" because I didn't get to the park early enough to get a good view. That's something to look forward to, for next year.