family of 5 moves from arizona to belo horizonte brasil, and lives to tell about it
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Dia Dos Namorados and the Wedding
Today is "valentine's day" or Day of the Enamored. According to wikipedia... "This day was chosen probably because it is the day before the Festa junina (Saint Anthony's day), known there as the marriage saint, when traditionally many single women perform popular rituals, called simpatias, in order to find a good husband or boyfriend." It was pretty quite around town, but maybe that was because of the cold weather. It's been windy and in the 60s, which doesn't sound so bad, but you have to keep in mind that no one has heat here, and most folks even keep their windows open all the time. So it gets a little chilly, especially at night. We had the opportunity to attend our daughter's teacher's wedding tonight, and it was very fun. Not as different from an American wedding as I expected, but a fun way to celebrate a day of love. Though I must say that I've never heard the theme from 2001 Space Odyssey nor Pomp and Circumstance Hopefully we'll put up some pictures soon!