Nearly blown up by fireworks
Aug 07, 2008
Oct 25, 2008
So that finished, and we were expecting a parade or something involving the well made Maria and other statues, but it didnt happen, everyone dispersed, so I went for a meal with some of the European friends iŽve made here. More people were out when weŽd finished by 10pm, and there was more of a party atmosphere. There were then more fireworks at midnight, 6am, midday, and soon again at 6pm im promised
Got to go, gonna look for a new backpack!
PS. Some more photos on http://www.flickr.com/photos/27487224@N00/ its easier to upload to
So, the fiesta was interesting. There were lots of people gathered in the square by 6pm, already dusk, and suddenly a really loud air-raid siren siren sounds, the church bells start ringing and fireworks start. They arent the normal colourful fireworks, theyre basically all about noise, a loud explosion and a flash of light. This and people running for cover under trees, awnings, anything else made it feel like the middle of a battle in a war. In fact, the people doing the fireworks looked like they were dropping mortar shells into mortars and then running away - just like in a war. So that finished, and then some people strapped a wooden frame to their backs, which contained flares and small fireworks on them and started chasing people in the square. Then every 10 seconds or so, it let off a big firework which spiralled out of control in any direction - including towards people! This continued for about 10 minutes or so, I didnŽt see anyone get hurt, they all got out of the way in time, maybe the fireworks wouldnt be so powerful anyway, but everyone, even the locals, seemed pretty scared