When I'm up here on the hill I forget about ALL the activity in centro -a 10 minute walk away. I walked down yesterday to buy some oilcloth and three light fixtures - oilcloth for 2 meters - 50 pesos; three tin and glass fixtures 200 pesos (less then $20 US) ! BUT while in the mercado there were mothers everywhere with little ones in town buying butterfly, cow, ladybug and all kinds of assorted "spring creature" costumes for the Primavera parade. This parade is made up of kindergartners every year and is so colorful and innocent and just plain wonderful.........
Then I went to the tienda for the oilcloth and it was chock-a-block full of women buying yards and yards of purple fabric for Easter pageants............everyone is getting ready for next week!
The city of Mexico City empties out starting this Friday and there will not be a beach in Mexico that is not covered with families alllllll next week. Lots and lots of Mexicans come home from the USA for the Easter week as well.
In addition to all the scurrying for Easter, on Tuesday (unbeknownst to me) there was a bomb scare in centro! Everyone in the jardine was talking about how they cleared out all the streets and everyone scurried home. I asked the taxi driver what was found and he said just a bolsa with trash in it that said "peligroso, no tocar". Danger, don't touch................He laughed. I tend to agree with him-but it is good to know that the police do have a response plan.