Cultural Sharing

Cultural Sharing

Helen B. Duffield Elementary School first-grade students in Jill Ferraro’s and Rosa Mannino’s classes recently learned about two world holidays during a visit with Duffield mothers of Indian descent.

During the visit, the students learned about the East Indian holiday, Makar Sankranti and Pongal, which is comparable to America’s Thanksgiving. Dressed in colorful, traditional Indian dresses and scarves, the speakers addressed the students using a multimedia presentation filled with photos and fascinating facts.