It's hard to describe the festivity surrounding Fiestas Patrias--the celebration of Nicaragua's "Independence Day" each year on September 14 and 15. So rather than try to describe the event in words, here are some pictures and videos from Nicaragua Christian Academy's celebration this past Wednesday. A lot (though not all!) of the photo credits go to NCA photographers. . .we lifted them from NCA's Facebook page. Enjoy!
|The morning of Fiestas Patrias always takes some extra time to get ready and for the family picture session! This year, Ruth learned how to cut Andrew's old (though clean) socks to create instant hair buns for the girls.|
|The men from the annual "Teacher Dance"|
Watch the infamous teacher dance by clicking here.
|The whole teacher crew. . .|
You can see Mae's class dancing by clicking here.
|Can you spy the Ippel?|
Mae and her classmates memorized quite a long poem in Spanish. Check it out here.
|Mae's class watching high school presentations.|
|The Homeroom Mom Dance--first annual event! Ruth probably practiced more than any other family member to get ready for this big day:)|
See Ruth and the other homeroom moms killin' it by clicking here.
Watch Charlotte and her kinder friends singing here!
|In addition to dancing, each classroom prepares a drama regarding Nicaraguan history and culture to share with parents and other grade levels. Henry was a colonizer from Spain.|
See Henry and his classmates presenting here. They had a popular presentation because they handed out candy afterwards.
We hope you enjoyed the videos and pictures! The only better way to experience is to come down and see the events for yourself:) Happy Independence Day, Nicaragua!