Spanish class celebrates Christmas

Yesterday, our 6th-8th grade Spanish classes celebrated Christmas in a special way. They participated in a Mexican Christmas tradition called “Las Posadas”  which  is a re-enactment of the journey of Mary and Joseph looking for a place to stay in Bethlehem. The students had parts to play including Mary, Joseph, inn keepers and narrators. They would knock on doors and ask for a room. When they were turned away, they would walk to the next door and sing Christmas carols in Spanish along the way. Finally, at the last door they were welcomed to enter and then had a fiesta!  Mrs. Carter made the kids a traditional treat called Bunuelos, which are tortillas with butter and cinnamon sugar. We love learning about how other countries celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus! Feliz Navidad!

 

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