Confetti filled colourful eggshells for Carnival

Rudy Giron: Cascarones de Carnaval &emdash; Cascarones de carnaval 4

Carnival is celebrated on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday in La Antigua Guatemala. The form of celebration is break colourful eggshells, cascarones, on the heads of friends and family members. These hand-painted cascarones are filled with home-made confetti and other such things as flour. By the end of the day, kids forego the eggshells altogether and just use flour, sort of paint-guns marking your targets.

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