Bet most of you didn't know that there were two holidays this week in Mexico! One was not a "legal" holiday, but still a day celebrated by many. Dia de Ninos is a day to celebrate children. Kinda like we celebrate Mother and Father's Day in the USA. Here we celebrate Children's Day as well.
Now I have to confess, I didn't know that morning when I pulled into the Pemex station that it was a holiday.
The service station man who put gas in the car told me. He is such a great guy and we always have some kind of a language lesson when I pull in, which isn't very often. He certainly doesn't make much money off of me nor does Pemex. I use less then $16USD worth of gas a month here!
Anyway, he was beaming when he told me it was the day of children. I was on my way to Celaya and promptly forgot about it until I saw families with children after school having treats at various places.
Then the very next day, yesterday, was May 1st. Labor Day, a LEGAL holiday. Many things were closed here but other then that and fireworks at 6AM, it was a very quiet day. No big parades. Not many tourists. Where were all the people?
At Mega. I had to go there for some things that I can only get there. Heavens, the lines at the checkout counters were longer then anything I've seen since Christmas time. Obviously people were using a day off
As I drove home and passed the mall where Liverpool is located, I noticed that the parking lot was full.
Hmmm, either lots of tourists in town shopping or big sales. I did not stop to find out.
Things will be pretty quiet here for the month of May. The Feast of Santa Cruz happens tomorrow, Mother's Day happens on the 10th here and Colonia Valle de Maiz has their annual noisy celebration that can be heard all over town.
After surviving Semana Santa and the hordes of tourists in town, a little break from celebrating is greatly embraced. At least by me and many others. Usually I say, "Never a dull moment", but a lot of dull moments are coming. WOO HOO.