Jack-O-Lanterns in Quisuarpampa!
Happy Halloween from Huancavelica! Goal 2 of Peace Corps is to promote an understanding of the American people. What better way than to throw a Halloween party! Coastal Peruvians are familiar with the holiday, but here in Quisuarpampa people were confused and endlessly amused when I dressed up as a witch and ‘flew’ around the village collecting kids for a Halloween party. We made decorations, colored witches, monsters, and pumpkins, painted faces, carved a Jack-O-Lantern, had a toilet paper mummy competition, and Trick-Or-Treated at the health post. Lots of chaos but lots of fun!