So our Graffiti Tour around the city was amazing. There are no strict laws against graffiti here-so there is street art EVERYWHERE. Most of the pieces are gigantic, beautiful works of art. Street artists simply need the permission of the owner of the building in order to paint. Graffiti is a celebrated art here, not a criminal act like it is in the US. Here are some of my favorite pieces.
The city is so full of amazing art, architecture and sculptures. I love the contrast between new and the old that you can see all over the city. Most of the buildings are a very traditional style but they are surrounded but modern street art and sculptures.
Las Pascuas en Buenos Aires
I had to celebrate Easter Sunday away from my family this year. I really missed being with them but I really enjoyed experiencing the holiday here in Buenos Aires. Holy Week (Semana Santa) is a holiday in itself and no one works or goes to school from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday. Most people are very religious and about 90% of the country practices Catholicism. So, Easter Sunday is not a fun holiday for kids like it is in the US… there is no Easter Bunny and no baskets on Sunday morning. Everyone simply gets a hollow chocolate egg in the morning and then they go to mass. The religious aspect of the holiday is much more important here. Many people eat lamb on Easter Sunday or Italian food (many people here are of Italian descent). Holy Week and Easter Sunday in Argentina are associated with the coming of winter (which is very funny since ‘winter’ means 60 degrees and sunny!)
I attended a beautiful candlelight vigil on Holy Saturday in the park outside the church.
Classmates Connecting Cultures
Buenos Aires, Argentina