Cultural Day

We had a wonderful culture day. The students in grades 7-9 constructed these booths that they decorated for the various departments of Honduras they represented. We had the privilege of acting as judges for the booths which meant learning a lot about the different departments of Honduras and eating a lot of delicious traditional Honduran food!

We also danced a traditional Honduran dance with the grade 11 students. Everyone had a lot of fun watching our dance and we were pretty popular afterwards - we received a lot of comments on how Honduran we looked, or that they had never seen a Honduran gringo before, or that they thought we danced better than real Hondurans...needless to say, it was a lot of fun!

Here are some pictures from the day:

Here are the students and Darrell getting the booths ready.

Comayagua is the department of Honduras that contains their capitol, Comayagua. We actually got to got here one weekend and see the oldest clock in all of the Americas. It still works the same way it did when it was built. Pretty neat!

Valle is a department by the sea that has a lot of produce.

Cortes is well known for their ports and shipping.

Santa Barbara is known for their wicker-work, hats and baskets, etc.

'Gracias a Dios' is a farming department in Honduras, and yes the students brought in a real cow for the day.

Atlantida is another coastal department that gave us delicious pina smoothies!

The Bay Islands are the most famous tourist destinations in Honduras.

Copan is known for their famous Mayan ruins. Check out their awesome homemade statue!

Even though grade 10 did not make a booth, they sold delicious Honduran food. Here are some of the foods sold by all the grades:

A delicious potato like dish and an 'India'.

A catratcha which is also the slang word for a Honduran.

A baleada, simple beans and cheese tortilla snack, but oh soooo good!

And of course our traditional Honduran Dancing! We look like real Catratchas.
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