The Philippine embassy in Berlin partners with Nelson Mandela School for a fun Masskara Festival art activity
The Philippine embassy in Berlin partnered with the Nelson Mandela School (NMS) Class Flex E composed of students from Grades 1 and 2 for a fun art activity on the occasion of the Karnivale.
Lynda Sylvester, a Filipina class adviser in the NMS, thought of bringing in the Filipino culture in the said celebration by tapping the children´s artistic side in making masks, as locals in Bacolod City would during the city’s celebration of the Masskara Festival.
The Karnivale/Fasching is an annual pre-Lent celebration in Europe where children and even adults are allowed to come to school or places of work wearing costumes.
The Philippine embassy provided the Masskara Festival kits, which contained materials for mask making, including information on the festival and Bacolod City. The Karnivale/Fasching is an annual pre-Lent celebration in Europe where children and even adults are allowed to come to school or places of work wearing costumes. In other parts of Europe, a Fasching parade is held to usher in the Lenten season.
The embassy gladly welcomed this partnership as it is aligned with its thrust in promoting Philippine culture. Students of the Flex E Class enjoyed the said activity immensely.