September 15, 2018

Latin American Independence Days

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

In Honduras, the people celebrate Independence Day passionately. Schools and colleges stay closed for the celebrations and children participate enthusiastically in music and dancing. Independence Day is marked by three days of celebrations

Nicaragua's Independence Day: A burning torch travels from Guatemala to Costa Rica, carried by foot and passed from hand to hand in every one of the countries. Early in the morning the flag is once more hung out to commemorate the anniversary of the independence of Central America and the battle at San Jacinto. This act is led traditionally by the President of the Republic.

The people of Costa Rica celebrate Independence Day with much fun and merriment. The national holiday is marked by nationalistic parades and musical performances by the students in the community. Celebrations start a night before Independence Day with a parade of homemade lanterns that symbolizes when the news arrived in Costa Rica at nighttime.

Parades are the most important part of the Independence Day celebrations in El Salvador, and these parades last the whole day. Then at the end of the day, fireworks light up the night skies.

Clockwise from top left, flags of Columbia, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua.

September 10, 2018

September 2018 News

After-School Enrichment

Have you signed up for our after-school language enrichment programs yet? We are learning all new vocabulary, conversation words, and everyday questions! CKC only repeats topics every three years! Come and join us after school!

Parent & Tot Classes Now Enrolling!

Our popular Spanish and French Parent & Tot classes are now open for the fall session! This is the best time for children to learn to become bilingual, because their brains are elastic enough to learn native pronunciation quickly. Our programs focus on hands-on learning with native and fluent teachers. We offer programs in Hilliard and Westerville; coming soon to Dayton and Cincinnati!

Mid-Autumn Festival

This festival takes place on September 24 this year. It is a time of family reunions and peace. Many people play with lanterns or eat reunion dinners with their families.  Popular foods include moon cakes, duck, and pumpkin. Some regions like Hong Kong will hold dragon and lion dances. The festival has history of over 3,000 years! It was derived from the custom of moon worship during the Shang Dynasty.

September 2, 2018

Word of the week, September 2, 2018

Learn to be polite in Chinese for this week's word of the week. If you want to hear the tone of this word, you can always type it into Google Translate.