La Liberté éclairant le monde

Tomorrow we will celebrate the Day of Cultures here (formerly the Day of the Races, but I guess culture is more PC). We didn’t get Monday off, but we do get fun activities all day tomorrow for this holiday which is “viewed by some in Latin America as a counter to Columbus Day; a celebration of the resistance against the arrival of Europeans to the Americas and of the native races and cultures.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Day.

There will be different kinds of food, music, dance, and costumes. I really can’t wait to see what the school comes up with.

Ross and I are part of the ‘North American’ group, I bet you didn’t see that one coming. Typical North American food? Hot dogs, hamburgers, coca-cola, rice krispy treats. Really? There has to be something better than that than we’re known for. What about Apple Pie? I mean, that totally has fruit in it.

Ross and I weren’t put in charge of food, our main job has been to be our Gringo selves and also draw a poster board with a picture of the Statue of Liberty on it. We finished this tonight working on our living room floor. Believe it or not, this is the typical night of an elementary school teacher:

The finished product!

Happy Day of the Cultures tomorrow! Treat yourself to some fantastic ethnic food, dance some flamenco or wear those harem pants you bought in India that you thought would only work as a Halloween costume.

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