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Sharing the richness of a country

By Cristina Lozano, M.Ed.

November 6, 2019

In the memory of who we are, we seek to be who we want to be; citizens that value our past to create a better future, people committed to our community appreciating our customs and traditions to be able to value those of the world around us.
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To talk about the richness of a country is to talk about its history, its landscapes, its people and its culture, its beliefs, its folklore, its aromas, colors and flavors, its traditions and customs ... It is talking with pride of a home, of a place to which it belongs, of an identity that distinguishes, that marks, that guides ...

 

Feeling the country that gave you life, is to long for its memory when you are away, is to remember the childhood games that once made you quiver, sing its most solemn hymns, paint its most bleak landscapes, evoke the most sacred moments of the past and believe that there is always a better future to conquer.

A country transcends when it seeks to transmit the most noble thoughts, exalts the most precious values, enriches the most authentic customs, faithfully maintains traditions, sows perennial memories ...

 

Mexico is a fortunate country, therefore in San Roberto we seek to share its richness and at the same time embrace, with the same warmth, the traditions of other nations that honor our daily lives.

 

In the month of September, our students have the opportunity to remember the most important events of the independence of our country, to wave colored flags and to "shout" several "Viva México", vibrating to the beat of the trumpets, thus touching their hearts ...

 

In October, the altar of the dead comes to life and becomes a true work of art created by the contributions of children and adults: white candles of impeccable purity, colorful flowers and bright cempasuchil petals, ornate sugar skulls, scented fresh fruits with the smell of field, delicious “bread of the dead” and multiple portraits and ornaments that represent the life of those who are honored.

 

December arrives and with it, the excitement of the celebration of Christmas: the memory of the birth of a Savior, which gives full meaning to the festivities; the song of traditional chants; the breaking of the seven-peaks piñatas covered with colorful paper and full of snacks and sweets; sharing and wishing eternal blessings for others ...

 

The new year comes with the promise of renewing and retaking new strengths, and starts the preparations for the long-awaited "Expo Mexico", a party that recalls the anniversary of our school and fills with music, color and learning every corner. Hand in hand with this celebration, comes the traditional dances, the songs that are part of our national memories, the Mexican food that delight our palates and the multicolored ornaments that decorate and cheer our path. What a wonderful way to live in one day hundreds of years of history, and to learn about our country in one place!  In preparation of this party, our students have the opportunity to research, create and design projects, as well as to develop oral expression skills by sharing their learning.  

And so, in the memory of who we are, we seek to be who we want to be; citizens that value our past to create a better future, people committed to our community appreciating our customs and traditions to be able to value those of the world around us.

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