Carnival in El Salvador, carnival dancer – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.
Thought for the day….” Life is like a good book. The more that you get into it, the more that it makes sense”.
” If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, then what does an empty desk mean?” ” Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open”
Did you know that because the speed that the Earth is turning, that the days are getting longer, but 55 billionths of a second each day? And did you know that at the North and South Poles, that there is no time (as all the time zones coincide there)? And did you know that Nepal and also the Chatham Islands have time zones that include a 15 minute difference (UTC plus 5.45 hours and UTC plus 12.45 hours). And in each day there are 86 400 seconds.
Another colourful photo today, of a woman preparing for a carnival in El Salvador. El Salvador (population 7 million) is the smallest country in Central America, and also the only one not to have an Atlantic coastline. It has some very active volcanoes, and also gets many earthquakes each year, over 12 000 people were killed in one earthquake in 2001. It also went to war with Honduras after a soccer match. Carnivals in El Salvador go on into the night, with dancing, floats, street food and lots of music, together with firecrackers and fireworks, and of course, lots of colour. A tradition is the throwing of sweets/candy to the spectators from the passing floats, and also the crowning of the carnival ‘queen’.
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