I have to declare parades in La Antigua Guatemala as the second most popular activity after processions, of course. You are as likely to encounter a parade as you are procession any given day of the year. This parade was celebrating the 100 years of funding of INSOL, the women only school that goes by the full name of Instituto Normal para Señoritas Olimpia Leal. Emromesco once shared with us that, Instituto Normal means “Teacher’s college”, although in Guatemala primary teaching is a degree out of high school.
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