There are a lot of fun cultural things going on this time of year. Right now it's "Wedding Season"... It's kind of like the summer months in America - but LOUDER and ALL WEEK LONG... not just the weekends...
So weddings are really fun (you can see one of my previous posts on weddings by clicking here: Wedding Post)... One part of the wedding, that is the loudest, is the part where the groom and his family arrive at the wedding... depending on how much money they have, depends on how extravagant it is. Typically, the groom will come in on a white female horse with the family and friends walking along side him. They will also have guys that are carrying a string of big lights that look kind of like chandeliers... (you can see an example of some in the picture below). Then they will usually have music of some kind. In M-town, the typical music was a couple of drummers - which was really cool!Another kind of music that is done for a wedding percession is a full-out band. This wasn't as common in M-town (although we did see it a lot), but it seems to be used more frequently here in the Capital. They will wear cool band uniforms and play popular radio songs. It's really fun!
Yesterday we were riding through the city and we saw this group of people going to a wedding... It's not the best pic because we were all driving in the crazy traffic (and it's super foggy because of the time of year)... but I thought it was fun :)
Birthdays are HUGE here! They are a crazy cultural event that I have really had to get used to :) Adam wrote a blog about it when we first really experienced birthdays here (before we really understood them :)) . If you want to read it, click here: Adam’s Birthday Blog . Our across-the-street-neighbors had a BIG birthday party the other day. Their house was super-decorated!! They had their party for one of their children... one that was too young to even know that the party was for him :) I thought their house looked cool :) It was a big party!