In celebration of El Dia de la Madre, Mother’s Day in Mexico, students from Fort Worth ISD’s World Languages Institute serenaded their mothers and employees at the District’s Administration Building, Friday, May 10.
The group of seventh and eighth graders, known as Estudiantina Gryphons de World Languages Institute, started their morning celebrating their own mothers before traveling from office to office at the District’s Administration Building with music and flowers. District employees, who are mothers, responded to their visits with smiles, applauses and some happy tears. Mother’s Day is celebrated annually in Mexico on May 10.
“I was totally surprised,” Ann Foster, executive assistant to Superintendent Kent Scribner, told the students. “This just really made my day.”
The origins of Estudiantina or a student music group, dates back to 13th century Spain and Portugal when university students in traditional attire would entertain people and serenade women in exchange for money and food. The tradition migrated to Guanajuato, Mexico where the groups perform pleasant tunes for the public.
The United States will observe Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12.