Another parent volunteer came with Tonantcin ("Mother Earth"), a Native Aztec traditional dance group who perform at cultural festivals and school demonstrations. Their group display cultural customs of Aztec tradition. The songs represent everything in the world around us: sun, moon, water, earth, animals, etc. Their elaborate costumes represent bida y muerte, "life and death". One icon represented the jaguar, a revered animal in Aztec tradition. It represents bravery and overcoming your fears.
They will perform tonight at the Talley Center on NCSU's campus with the whole group of 25 dancers.
We say goodbye to our book fair this afternoon for another year. We look forward to literacy fun next spring!