As usual, we happened to arrive just in time for another holiday. Celebrations in Ocurí kicked off with a town talent show with a mix of dances, skits, traditional music, and even a one-man-magic-show for the kids. Trinity made her way back to us after seeing Sonnet off via several hours and various modes of transportation due to the holidays- we were sandwiched right between Bolivian Labor Day and 3 de Mayo.
The folkloric pipe flute echoed off the mountains as a procession entered Surumi below us. But it was May 5th? We were confused that there was yet another unknown holiday. A young girl flagged us over from awkwardly observing the music and dance from the sidelines of the city. She explained this was the grand finale to the May 3rd celebrations in Surumi. After trying to steer clear, we had again wandered right into the middle of the party! We were assured that yes there was going to be fighting, but we were not in any danger.