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Fada Christmas Spectacular
Though it is always hard being apart from your family during the holidays, this year we definitely made the most of what we had to celebrate a jolly Christmas in Burkina Faso. Altogether, we were 17 Peace Corps Volunteers here in my town to make merry with some Burkinabe friends of ours. We ate great food and had even better times. Here are some pictures to help tell the story.
On Christmas Eve, we all went to a Christmas pageant put on by the youth center in my town which featured performances by local children.
On Christmas Day, Luis set up a pig pickin' at our friend's bar. Luis and our friend know a Burkinabe who lived in Cuba for 8 years (training to be a revolutionary) who managed and prepared the roast. Here are Michael, Nick, Tarek, Jon, and Luis.
The pig roasting in action. It tasted amazing.
We also had a pinata for our Burkinabe friends' children. Cindy is putting the final touches on the only snowman in Burkina.
The Volunteers had a nice little Happy Hour before the Burkinabe guests arrived (and then again after they left as well).
- Of course we had the most important part of Christmas as well, the cookies. Cindy, Doug, Chad and Tana made some amazing cookies and even an apple pie. After dessert we sang Christmas carols around a bonfire to wrap up a pretty amazing day.
Happy Holidays everyone!