Friday, January 24, 2014

Alacitas! Embattled Festival of Abundance!

Some twist cultural events into a chance to save souls whether anyone would like that or not. And today in the battle for converts, some came armed. This is the most Andean fiesta of the year, "Alasitas," the Inca Festival of Plenty! And sadly for a few hours, it became a clash between ancient Andean tradition and extremist christian soldiers equipped with bullhorn, pamphlets and obvious lack of respect for all else but their own way of thought. Frankly, I never thought fanaticism was christian, moslem or jewish; just discourteous and intolerant.

Happy to report families went on to enjoy the sunny day and festival atmosphere in spite of theological attack...


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