Field Notes, Photoggling

Fête de la Jeunesse 2017

Photos from this year’s Youth Day celebration. The highlight in my humble opinion? The women’s gardening group marching with their watering cans and acting out their gardening project during the parade.

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Ollie (center front), my counterpart’s son, is the cutest. He practiced the songs all week and consistently kept getting them wrong.

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Another of my counterpart’s sons (also Ollie’s older brother).

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The women with their watering cans ready to march.

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Acting out gardening.

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Everyone dressed up to watch the parade.

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Hawa and her son

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Maimouna and her son

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Ismail and his son, Pesil

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My landlord, Oumarou, all dressed up in his fancy clothes.

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Jeanette, Hawa and me

 

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The moto drivers

And of course, what would be a Youth Day without youth?

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