Honduran Independence Day is September 15, 1821 and these people get into it. Do they do red, white, and blue fireworks? no. Do they have BBQ? no, sadly, they do not. What we do down here is have a parade of the kids in schools in each area going on the 14th, 15th, and 16th. On the 14th Justin, Jacob, Mike, and I all went to La Lima to see Fabiola ride on the bed of a semi truck with the other seniors from her school, Sheridan. We walked next to them the whole way, messing with them and joking with them. At the end we got to ride on the back of the truck with them and wave the 2 Honduran flags chanting USA, Gringos, China, Chicken Lima, We are Seniors, and whatever else they wanted to cheer. After we took Mike home, he sat in gasoline on the back of the truck and needed to shower and go to bed, the 3 of us went to Pizza Hut to eat with all of them and we had an absolute blast.
The next morning we did the CCA parade we've been practicing for. Those kids loved it. Whenever there is a parade everything stops because everyone is there, family comes in from all over, the moms walk with their kids and give them snacks and drinks and shade along the way. This community is so familial, it's amazing! Mike and Ike danced, allot, we went a good ways and there was a percussion group that Raul marched in and a group of dancing girls from another small school. It was a great day, they finished with singing "One Way Jesus". I also drank from a bag for the first time, it tasted weird.