Younger and Middle kids made máscaras for carnaval. They learned about different celebrations in various parts of the world such as Colombia, Brazil and Puerto Rico. Some chose the’ La Marimonda’ mask from the Carnaval de Barranquilla, Colombia. This mask has become a traditional symbol in Colombia. It combines an elephant (elefante) and a monkey (mono). They also enjoyed dancing the conga. Did you know the word carnival means ‘good-by to meat’ and mardi gras means “Fat Tuesday” in French.