Kermess (meaning "outdoor fair") is a day of International fun and food - lots and lots of food - hosted by our school. It is their big fundraiser for the year.
Nido is a very diverse school with students from all over the globe. Every country with student representation, has the opportunity to host a booth at the event. Not all countries choose to participate, but most that have a decent sized group at the school do. All proceeds go to the school.
This year there are students from 52 different countries attending school at Nido. There were 29 booths at Kermess:
- Australia & New Zealand
- Africa (Uganda, Mali, Sierra Leona, Mozanbique, Liberia)
- South Africa
- France & Belgium
- Puerto Rico
- & The Girl Scouts with their delicious hand-squeezed lemonade
You can imagine the smells. I gained 3 kilos by just the smell alone! We ate and ate and ate. We watched the different countries perform on the main stage. My favorite was when the group of Korean kids did "Gangam Style" it was hysterical! My boys particularly enjoyed the belly dancers (surprise, surprise).
I think my favorite foods came from Japan, the Yakitori chicken pictured below; Turkey, they had these delicious lamb pitas; and this Aloe Vera water drink from Korea. YUM!
It was blazing hot! But it didn't stop the crowds of people from enjoying this amazing day!
I wore my Diamondbacks shirt to represent USA (I worked our booth)
Andrew spent the afternoon under the covered outdoor gymnasium playing cricket with his friends. He's hooked! He plans to bring cricket to Corona high school when we get back to the states.
(He's the one with the shaved head and black/grey striped shirt)
Alex loved the chile from the US booth. He hung with his friends volunteering at one of the booths (also in the shade). He wore his "Trust me, I'm a Dr." Dr. Pepper t-shirt to represent the USA!
What a fun day!