Thursday, May 01, 2014

Muchos Festivales

Dia del Ninos was yesterday and you probably didn't notice unless you have pretty close contact with kids in your neighborhood.  The day before were parent-teacher meetings and we found out Euriel has been goofing off in school and not doing homework. So Euriel didn't go to the activities yesterday (castigado) and got more bad marks for not participating. 
In Mexico, Children's Day is celebrated on April 30. It is also known as "El Día Del Niño". On this day teachers in schools organize the day for their children. In some schools, lessons are suspended for the day. They organize games, music, and the children bring in their favorite foods to share with others. Some families also have a day out with their children. There are special activities for the children in parks and sports centers. Sometimes, also, the children will be given presents by their families. This is the day when children are honored in Mexico. Children's Day in Mexico started in 1925.
The rest of us went to Cihua shopping and Nahima  saw her favorite color on a cake.  Might have been more fitting as a Saint Patrick's day cake but what the heck.    Bought a bunch of hamburger and french fries for a food party later today.   Someone suggested putting up the pool again because it's certainly hot enough so I surprised them when they showed up in the late afternoon for pool and cake.

Nahima's green cake - chocolate inside

Throwing the girls in

Just like last summer

May 1st is Labor Day

May 3rd is Dia de La Cruz - or - Dia de los Albañiles (cement/brick workers)

May 5th is Cinco de Mayo which some say is not celebrated in Mexico but is a National Holiday.  At least a school holiday.

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The construction of the house finished in April 2011 and I'm pretty much settled in. As of March 2014 I'm in preparation for rain mode for this coming summer. That includes sealing and painting things and dealing with drainage issues from last year.

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