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Students Portray Cultural History of Puerto Rico

During the month of October, our Seniors did a fantastic job of portraying the rich cultural history of Puerto Rico. They worked tirelessly together to create these detailed masks out of paper mashay. These masks originated during the 12th century, by the patron saint of Spain, St. James the Apostle, who was believed to have led the Catholic militia in battle against the Moors. On his saints day, when people celebrated the victory, the vejigante represented the defeated Moors. Vejigante masks are usually meant to look scary and are a part of the cultural history of Puerto Rico. The masks look amazing and were proud of how they turned out.