May 30th is the day designated as Mother’s Day in Nicaragua. They make certain that their mothers get the recognition that they deserve and schools are given the day off to prepare big celebrations to give moms lots of love.
Our project celebrated the day with the mothers and the kids, which involved traditional dance routines, a piñata, and games. They did everything to organize the best celebration ever.
Las Chavaladas invited grandmothers and mothers to a games morning. Everyone including the kids participated in the different games, from working together to make a diaper out of paper to having a dance contest and eating fruits really fast. Everyone laughed and shared cute moments.
The kids also worked during the whole week doing handicrafts for their mums. Chavaladas pointed to the good work that the kids are doing in the project and at the school and encouraged the mums to keep supporting their children.
Around 150 kids attended Barriletes, so a lot of mothers were there waiting for the big event and the porject organized a big afternoon. From the toddlers to the teenagers, everyone showed their dance skills with traditional dances and some mothers also took part in a dance competition.
Minibiblioteca was our last celebration. A mobile library from Managua came early in the afternoon to show their storytelling skills to the kids and performed a piece of theater. After that the kids prepared some dances too and a beautiful poem for the moms.
Good times were had by all!. Even though the kids were nervous to show their mothers their performances they did an awesome job and celebrated this important date for them. Happy mother’s day!