Carnival 2021

At Novaschool Sunland International, we have always celebrated carnival with colour and music. On this special day, our students and teachers dress up with masks and costumes, making this day one of the most exciting and popular events in our school year.

Carnival is an Italian word meaning ‘carnevale’ which comes from the word ‘carne levare’ or ‘withdraw of meat’, a concept related to Lent.

Through the course of history, and across the globe, many different cultures and civilisations have dates dedicated to carnival-like celebrations. In Spain, sardines are traditionally buried at the end of festivities. In the past, they were burnt as fire was considered atonement for sins.

Each country has its own traditions… and every school celebrates it in its own manner!

Here at Novaschool Sunland, we decided to celebrate Carnival slightly differently this year. Given the current circumstances it is difficult to go to shops and buy costumes for the children. Therefore, each class was assigned a rainbow colour so that we can create a nice collage with all the photos and create a positive message in these difficult times.

We will show you the picture on our social networks very soon! 😉

 


Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is popular all over the world as a holiday during which we celebrate expressions of affection among relatives and friends. That is why, many school children exchange valentines with one another on this day through greeting cards and gifts.

This ‘special day’ has its origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia that was held in mid-February. At the end of the 5th century, the Pope replaced Lupercalia with St. Valentine’s Day. Therefore, it came to be celebrated as a day of romance since the 14th century.

Formal messages appeared around 1500 and by the late 1700s people started to use commercially printed cards. In fact, Valentines usually depict Cupid – the Roman god of love – along with hearths. Traditional gifts commonly include flowers – especially red roses and sweets.

At Novaschool Sunland International we like to do practical activities such as decorating the Primary classrooms with children. Traditionally, on Valentine’s Day children exchange personalised messages with each other, but this year we are celebrating it earlier as it falls on a Sunday.

💗 Happy Valentine’s Day 💗