Posts Tagged ‘all saints day’

Lily of the Nile

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

On All Saints Day, I woke up pretty early and went to the central cemetery in Xela, while the market was still opening its shops. When I walked around the cemetery, there weren’t many people yet, that early in the morning. And while I was leaving, I came across this beautiful scene, where the light beam floats into the market and illuminates the white lilies of the Nile. Later I learned that these beautiful flowers are called “CARTUCHOS” in Spanish. There were many of them around the cemetery. We also have “cartuchos”, in Turkey, but not in bouquets. You would see one or two flowers that come out of noodle in people’s houses. Seeing this many of them kinda amazes me.