It was Mother’s Day when we went to San Juan Atitan, in the hills of northern Guatemala. They take it pretty seriously up there. Fiesta country. Everybody- bar nobody (except us visitors)- was dressed in these fantastic outfits- brown woolen vests, purple and maroon and red shirts, the men in white dress pants and straw boaters. It was a sight to see en-masse, hundreds of them gathered in the plaza, all in a festive mood.
Jorge works for us as a development worker in his own communities, helping mobilize families in the various long-term projects we carry out up here. He smiled a lot more than this, but the moment the camera went in his direction, he looked very serious. But that is one snazzy outfit he has. I think the next time I go I’ll have to get one of my own… :o)