Sunday, April 11, 2010

Donkey Races!

Yesterday was an exciting and unusual day in Yako. In the morning was an opening celebration of the 'Tomato Market'. The region of Yako is one of the largest producers of tomatoes in all of Burkina and the market is being setup as a place where producers and buyers can come together in one place to do business.

Then in the afternoon there was another ceremony to open a soccer tournament here in the region. And, part of the ceremony included a donkey race. Ten little boys sat on the back of their donkeys while beating them and urging them on to win the race.

1 comment:

Brittany said...

Ah this made me so happy! There was a donkey race at one of the soccer matches last year. So fun!