Thursday, March 17, 2016

Saint Patrick's day in Reunion

Today is our fifth Saint Patrick's day (the Irish national holiday) on the Island so Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh/Happy Saint Patrick's day!

Coincidently it also mid-term break for the kids so this year they are off school for the day so we decided to run a kids board gaming morning in association with our local Association "Les Coeurs de Mont Vert".

The entrance to our local hall (or Caz)
There was lots of fun with the kids playing Forbidden IslandCarcassonneDobble (known as "Spot it" in the US), Croc (know as "Get bit" in the English speaking world and is a game of sharks eating swimmers, hmmm, perhaps a bit close to the bone here on Reunion!), they played with Kapla blocks and giant pick up sticks as well as couple of other games that I unfortunately didn't get the name of.  

Ela flying the flag(s)
Plus there was face painting with shamrocks among other design and me trying to explain the history of Saint Patrick and why Cuchulain or Fionn Mac Cumhaill would make far better symbols for the Irish national day in my broken French (thank you Ela for being my reluctant translator)!

Gaming time!
Carcassonne with Aurelie caught in the act of "fait la bise"