By Teresa Gomez, Communications and Marketing

23 May 2017 - 10:37

San Isidro

On Friday, 12th of May, the School celebrated its most traditional day of the year. The lively notes of traditional “chotis” music could be heard coming from the classroom of the youngest children in Early Years. They enjoyed and learned about the celebration of Saint Isidro Labrador, the Patron saint of Madrid.

Dressed in tradional “chulapos” and “chulapas” and just as if they were at the very same San Isidro Fair, our children danced the traditional “chotis” and enjoyed a typical tea-time feast of chocolate and churros.

Saint Isidro is credited with performing more than one hundred miracles and it is said that he had the ability to find water easily. This is why, at the traditional street party which takes part at the Fairground, those dressed in “chulapos” and “chulapas” drink “the Saints' water” which comes from a spring just next to the shrine of Saint Isidro.