One of my favorite experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer has been to witness and take part in the various festivals and celebrations in my community. Folkloric dance dates back to the colonial times, but still holds a lot of importance today. Mothers are always thrilled when their daughters want to continue the tradition and when they win competitions. This photograph depicts the dancers in the midst of their performance while a huge crowd looks on. The villagers were celebrating because President Pepe Lobo visited in May of 2011.