Sleep in?? I was dreaming . At 8 am the cathedral bells were deafening , there was no hiding from this religious festival. The ‘Festividad del Corpus Christie.’
After it finished I visited the Cathedral just in time to see the float of San Francisco being moved back into place. At first all I could see beneath the gold curtains were feet moving in iridescent white sneakers, then on the call of two men in black suits it was placed down, and 18 men emerged from under the float , wearing white turbans, their skin glistening with sweat. Up until this point I had thought these floats were electric, I was as surprised and delighted as if a magician had just pulled 18 white rabbits out of hat.