Hemet Unified School District will be hosting an event to celebrate the diversity of cultures and backgrounds of our students. Formerly known as the Posada, the Culture Fest will be held on February 3rd from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe Education Center.
The name of the event isn’t the only thing that has changed. Typically, the event is held before students leave for winter break, because Posada is a tradition in Mexico to celebrate the history of Christmas. After receiving feedback, the event was changed to be held after the winter break and updated to celebrate various cultures of our student population.
While the event has been modified, attendees will still experience the same sense of celebration and inclusion the event has always offered. Students in the S.A.F.E. after school program are still creating piñatas that will be raffled off. This year, students were given a country that their piñata should represent. Staff said students have been researching the country they were given and have had a lot of fun coming up with ideas of what to create. Attendees will also see student performances from Hemet High’s Hip Hop Team, San Jacinto’s Folkloric Group, Hemet High Cheerleaders, and Tahquitz’s Jazz Band. Families can visit their school’s booth, buy tacos and dinner plates from El Buen Sazon, and even win prizes!
A big thank you to the donors of this year’s Culture Fest. Image Source donated gift cards which will be raffled to parents, and the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians for donating money that will be used to purchase toys that will be raffled for children. Thank you to the Parent Teacher’s Association (PTA), English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC), and Educational Services Department.
We hope to see you at the Culture Fest hosted by Hemet Unified School District on February 3rd from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe Education Center, 831 E. Devonshire Avenue.