Pictures from a Week of Parties
We decided to spend the week of Christmas in our village, namely because we were invited to so many parties. We thought that these were Christmas parties that we’d been invited to, but it turns out that for the most part we were celebrating the confirmation of several different kids from the Lutheran church. There was also a party we went to that we literally couldn’t figure out if it was a wedding or a funeral. One lady told me that we were celebrating the marriage of a couple who had just come home, but there were also men building a grave nearby for a man who died a year ago. Very confusing.
Anyway, we ate a ton of pilau and nyama ( the classic party food in Tanzania- spiced rice and meat), we were fed lots of cake (which I baked and brought to the parties, of course), and basically went home with our brains crinkled and worn out from all the Swahili-speaking, everyday from the 21st to the 25th. It was a great week