On the fifth day of Christmas, South America gave to me…

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December 17, 2012 by jiejie768

We wanted to do a series on the blog to capture what the Christmas season is like in South America. The title suggests we will write 12 such posts. It maybe more, it maybe less. That really depends on the Christmas cheer you provide, Ayacucho.

…Two Christmas trees and one “nacimiento” (Nativity).

On Wednesday, we put all those ornaments to good use and decorated the trees. Ryan also helped some of the older kids hang garlands, banners, tinsel, lights and other sparkly, kitschy Christmas decorations. Percy and Wilber (two of the staff members) built the “nacimiento” with the help of some students as well. At the end of the day, each student hung their ornament and the oldest students placed the ceramic animals, wisemen and shepherds in the “nacimiento”. Bonus points if you can find the “friendly” sheep in the photo…

Gloria (staff member) and Litman putting garland on the tree. The older kids made the garland that day.

Gloria (staff member) and Litman putting garland on the tree. The older kids made the garland that day.

Alvaro hanging an ornament. This kid drives me crazy sometimes but he spent a lot of time (and a lot of glitter glue) making that ornament.

Alvaro hanging an ornament. This kid drives me crazy sometimes but he spent a lot of time (and a lot of glitter glue) making that ornament.

Diana puts her ornament on the tree.

Diana puts her ornament on the tree.

The nacimiento, all finished.

The nacimiento, all finished.

Here are the other things South America brought to us for Christmas:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12

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