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Nos Zjilea Cultural Event
May 25 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm AST$3.00
The Nos Zjilea event has a fusion of local arts and crafts, plants and vegetables, and educational presentations. Enjoy the delicious food while listening to some of the best local musicians as they play live at Mangazina di Rei terrace.
All presentations are presented in Papiamentu and translated into English.
This month’s theme is Memories of the Past. Sometimes, time goes by so quickly that we do not realize how much we have experienced, or how everything has changed over time. One always hears the elderly talking about the “good old days.” The older generation has a lot of knowledge about the traditions of the past and they have memories–both good and bad–which have stayed with them. Several of our elders from the home care, Cocari, will entice us with stories about their “good old days.” Just for this special occasion, Mr. Nicolaas Melaan will perform some of his most memorable songs. Additionally, there will be a performance by Mr. Gabi Simon with his songs from the 80s which will transport everyone back in time.
Mr. Hubert Vis will give a presentation about different local artifacts and what important roles they played in the development of the island. Mr. Sidney Maarten, in turn, will give a presentation about the traditional architecture of Bonaire, commemorating Bonaire’s monuments. During the morning program, the young, well-known local athlete of the moment, Theursten Winklaar, will share his experiences with us and also provide some tips on how to keep one’s health up-to-date.
The cultural market will be active once again with a variety of locally produced, fresh products, such as local gourd syrup, natural fruit juices “Made in Rincon,” local delicacies, local art, and much more. The kitchen opens at 10:00 AM and the smells coming from the kitchen will whet your appetite to taste-test the different local dishes throughout the afternoon. Nel i Su Grupo will entertain everyone live during this Nos Zjilea event.