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Fiesta!

Reid Williams
Liliana Salazar and her third-grade classmates at Silverthorne Elementary made plenty of noise with traditional Mexican instruments Wednesday during the school's celebration of Mexico's Independence Day.
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SILVERTHORNE – The faculty, students and families of Silverthorne Elementary School commemorated Mexico’s Independence Day Wednesday with a fiesta in the school’s gymnasium.

Students from all grades participated in games and activities intended to educate students on Mexican culture.

Parents and teachers led students in the Mexican hat dance, enactments of bull fights, music and crafts such as papel picado, a paper-cutting art similar to making snowflakes. Parents also prepared traditional foods for all to sample.

On Sept. 16, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Mexican priest, roused his parishioners to revolt against Spanish landholders. The date, celebrated as Mexico’s Independence Day, is known as El Grito among Mexicans.


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