Serendipitously, we headed to Guanajuato City the same day the entire state holds its own festival and celebrates the Virgen de la Dolorosa ā€“ aka Dolores. Not sure that I ever really grasped the full meaning of the holiday, but the entire city came out this morning to stand in line for free popsicles.

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The men are supposed to buy flowers for their ladies and the kids are supposed to throw eggshells filled with confetti at one another.

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The first egg I got a hold of I chucked on the ground, wanting to hear that popping noise. But after getting more than a few looks from locals, Elyse asked a vendor what you’re supposed to do with the eggs — for good measure — and turns out kids smash them over their friends’ heads.

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Didn’t make the most sense, but still made for a good mini vacation.

April 12, 2014