Friday, September 17, 2010

It has begun!! Fiestas Patrias in Chile

Buenos Dias!! Fietas Patrias has begun!!!

Yesterday was the start of the week-long celebration of Chile's independence. This year is already amazing, considering it is Chile's 200th year of independence! Every single class at the school prepared a dance/performance of all sorts to celebrate the Fiestas Patrias. The dancing were awesome, very informative, and beautiful to watch. The kids spent SO much time and effort preparing the dances, as I'm sure you will see by the pictures.

After the performances the teachers had an "asado" (BBQ) at the school, which consisted of TONS of meat, games, wine, beer, and dancing. I had a blast and learned how to dance-ish "Cueca," the national dance of Chile. BTW, the Chileans can't believe that America doesn't have a national dance...and I can't either.

We're (the host fam and I) are about to leave to spend the day at Ferni's best friend (Nicole's) father's "Parcela" (plot of land) to eat, drink, eat, play games, eat, and dance.

Here's the link to some pictures/videos from yesterday...enjoy!

CAB Actos y Asado con profes!


1 comment:

  1. It looks like a great celebration!! Have fun and tell Ferni that the dance was very entertaining and their costumes were beautiful.I love the mural that represents the different regions in the country - amazing art work!
    Love you!