SomeĀ of us happened upon a parade line-up on a recent visit to a small town. When we saw the first group of costumed children, we were a slightly taken aback (Halloween isn’t celebrated here). Upon our return to the capital city, we were determined to find out more about these blue-hooded kids. It took several tries before someone could give us an answer. Apparently, these outfits were typical of a pre-Christian holiday celebrated in the Eastern part of this country. Interestingly, celebrants collected food and money as part of the tradition.

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