This year the country the girls are studying is Mexico. We gathered a few weekends ago for our cultural day and were treated to some great activities and performances.
The day began with a Mexican dance done by the girls in the club who have a Mexican heritage. The costumes were beautiful and their dancing was pretty good, too.
Next the girls all did the Mexican Hat Dance. They then brought a bunch of these little hats out onto the gym floor and invited us all to participate.
The Mexican Hat Dance is very good exercise, as the song goes on for ever!
We then participated in Las Posadas - the story of how Joseph and Mary went from inn to inn looking for a place to stay.
They were turned down at three houses (one of which is pictured here)
And are finally given a place to stay!
And what Mexican Fiesta doesn't have a pinata? We were convinced that this particular one was made of concrete. One of the boys finally beat it enough to break the string, but a dad still had to tear it open!
This is such a great club. The girls learn so much and my friend who leads it does a wonderful job every year. She keeps going with it, even though her own daughters are in college, and we are grateful that she does!