Cascarones Photos

Where's the Goose?
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Where's the Goose?

Today was one of my favorite days of the year! The Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration. This is one of the few parades I really try not to miss.

I like the Big Dogs Parade too, but I really go to that one to spot Basset Hounds. Of course, today I was looking for the goose that produced these eggs, but they wisely must have left her at home. :-D

These eggs are called "Cascarones," and they are a Mexican/Spanish carnival tradition (they may even have roots in Italy.) It is customary to break them over your friends' heads.