December 17, 2012 by jiejie768
We wanted to do a series on the blog to capture what the Christmas season is like in South America. The title suggests we will write 12 such posts. It maybe more, it maybe less. That really depends on the Christmas cheer you provide, Ayacucho.
…Two Christmas trees and one “nacimiento” (Nativity).
On Wednesday, we put all those ornaments to good use and decorated the trees. Ryan also helped some of the older kids hang garlands, banners, tinsel, lights and other sparkly, kitschy Christmas decorations. Percy and Wilber (two of the staff members) built the “nacimiento” with the help of some students as well. At the end of the day, each student hung their ornament and the oldest students placed the ceramic animals, wisemen and shepherds in the “nacimiento”. Bonus points if you can find the “friendly” sheep in the photo…