Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Irish Catholic Entry

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Guatemala! To immediately answer the question you're pondering, no, they don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day here. Aren't too many Irish in this part of the world. However, the American volunteers are celebrating. You can bet we are wearing our green, and tonight's plans involve two options:

1. Go out to Reilly's Irish pub in Antigua (as long as we get enough people to commit to splitting the cab back)
2. Or if #1 fails, buy a liter of Guatemalan beer and a pound of potatoes and have ourselves the best Irish meal we can come up with in Central America.

Hey, we're trying.

And since we're talking Irish and Catholicism right now, want to know something funny? Just guess what the entire NPH home gives up on Fridays during Lent.

Any ideas?


I laughed out loud when I learned this, but it's true. On Fridays, the comedor doesn't serve tortillas. Now, it's not exactly the same as giving up chocolate or soda, but tortillas are something that we're used to having every other day of the week, so I guess it's a pretty legit sacrifice.

Still, I thought that was hilarious. :)

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