Saturday, February 28, 2015

Dominican Independence and Culture: Part 2


Here are some more pictures from the fair that our preschool and kindergarten students put on for Independence Day. These once take us back to the time of the Taínos, the indigenous people who were here long before the Spanish arrived on the island in 1492.

"First Inhabitants"
Casabe bread made from yuca (cassava)
Honey and root vegetables still popular today
Commonly used mortar and pestle
Taíno costumes
Visiting third graders
The Taínos eventually died out but remnants of their art and culture remain. Tourist areas are filled with paintings like these that copy their drawings.

Part 3 of the Independence Day fair will be coming on Monday. 
Have a great week-end!


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