On March 2nd, the Teuk Thla community celebrated Gratitude Day, a Salesian Feast Day started by Don Bosco! The community spent one month preparing for this Feast Day by learning and practicing dances, songs, and plays. Each student, teacher, staff member, and Sister had a heart envelop into which others could put thank you notes. I celebrated Gratitude Day two times — once with the whole community and once with just the Sisters. All five of us volunteers performed a dance sequence for Gratitude Day. Each of us taught the group a dance that is characteristic or representative of our country in some way. Here is what we danced:
The Tango taught by Sonia from Argentina
The Vienna Waltz taught by Lena from Austria
The Cotton Eye Joe taught by me
Schuhplattler (a traditional Austrian folk dance) taught by Bella from Austria
A combination of Malay, Chinese, and Hindi dances taught by Sophia from Singapore
FTHS Gratitude Day envelopes
Chapel decorated for Gratitude Day!
Flowers (that you can eat) from SreyLin!
Love my students!
Getting ready for the washing of the hands tradition
Washing of the hands!
1, 2, 3 Gratitude Day!
MCs from the High School
Gratitude Day Blessing Dance
The Gratitude Play my students performed in!
The Sisters did a dance for the whole school!
Gratitude Day Parade!
Yes, those are monkey masks
All the volunteers after performing the dances from our countries
The FTHS Staff!
With Sister Dory!
Green tea to celebrate!
With the cutest baby ever!
Gratitude Day celebration with the Sisters!
Sister Sarin, the MC, in a wig!
Sister Blanchi performing a traditional Indian dance!
Sister Christina and Sister Blanchi peforming the chicken dance!
The Sisters dancing!
Thank you, Sister Ched!
Trying to dress up like our countries??