It was raining yesterday, on our national day, so I didn’t go to see the childrens parade in the morning. I just saw the other parade in the afternoon. That is when the the volunteers of different groups and organizations in the society show what they do. And also the students that have celebrated for weeks because they have finished high school participate. And the children and the grownups participate together, parading and playing music. This day is to celebrate our freedom as a country, but it is not only serious. 17 May is more colourful than other days, even when it rains.