Thursday, September 14, 2006

Independence Day weekend

Random picture of the street outside of the school.

Saturday is the day that all of Central America celebrates their independence from Spain. So, tomorrow morning in school we will have a flag salute (that apparently some kids have been practicing dances and songs for. Then, tomorrow night is a big deal in Mexico. There will be lots of parties and festivities, then late at night there will be a very patriotic shout, called the "grito", saying "Viva Mexico!" and they call out the names of past presidents. I've read a bit about the current political climate and how, with the narrow recent presidential victory, there may be another 'grito' for the loser and his fans. Don't quote me on any of this, because I am the last person to ever listen to when it comes to politics or current events. When it's the two combined, I'm hopeless. But, nevertheless, tomorrow should be really fun. We are going to a part of the city called Chapalita, where there is supposed to be some art (which makes me happy). I will let you know how it goes!

1 comment:

  1. ooooooooo how cool, at least you are learning about Mexican history in Mexico and from some classroom textbook!