Photo by the Corozal DailyThe San Pedro Good Friday Tradition by Angel Nunez
In days gone by the men shaved from Holy Thursday because it was not allowed on Friday. Mothers cooked and baked also on Thursday. The young ladies ironed their clothes and washed their hair also one day in advance. Children were not permitted to swim or they would turn into some fish or mermaid. Fishermen did not go to their fish traps. It was a day of total rest, church at 12 noon and the Procession at 5 p. m. The procession lasted three hours and was compulsory for school children. No meat was eaten. No alcohol was consumed. There was no law. It was done voluntarily by tradition.