Yesterday I posted on the quiet in Mexico. Today I take that statement back. Fireworks and church bells have been making noise and ringing - day and night - since I posted that.
Yesterday was the day to honor the construction workers on all houses and buildings being built in San Miguel and throughout Mexico. A cross is installed on the top of the building. The workers are treated to a fine lunch brought to the job site. I think it is a great tradition.
Today is the Feast of the Sacred Cross. Hence around 4:30 the bombs, known as fireworks started. I usually just smile, turn over and attempt to go back to sleep. They usually start at 6AM and go on for an hour. Not today. They are still going on.
The church bells rang and rang this morning also.
Some, on the Snivel List (a Yahoo Group chat room thingy) have complained that their siestas were disturbed yesterday. Others wanted to know if there isn't a noise ordinance in San Miguel. I just smile. You can always spot the newcomers to town.
As irritating as the noise was when I first moved here, I've learned to embrace it as a sign to teach me patience, tolerance and love for the culture.
So much for the quiet. I forgot about the fireworks in May.