It was great to experience the cultural exchange between the
community members and our own Program Directors this weekend as we blended
American Halloween traditions with those of Ecuador’s Día de Los Difuntos. On the 31st, all of the PDs worked
together to host a Halloween party for the community members. The haunted house
was a huge hit for both kids and PDs alike – who knew it could be so fun to
scare small children, and that they would enjoy it just as much as we did?
The next day the adult English classes shared a part of
Ecuadorian culture by teaching us how to make colada morada, a traditional
Ecuadorian beverage served the week of El Día de Los Difuntos. After three
hours of preparation the colada morada was finished and we all sat down
together to chow down on a colada morada and guaguas de pan.
~ Kate McCaw~