12:00 - 1:00
Prepare for an unforgettable experience celebrating ¡Viva! by creating your own mini-cactus piñata. Chukaruka has designed this workshop to help you unleash your creativity and make your own piñata like in the story The Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung. The cactus or, nopal in Spanish, has a deep significance in Mexican culture. It represents resilience, strength, adaptability, and endurance. Piñatas can be an extraordinary gift to celebrate any special occasion.
First come first served. For ages 5–15.
Piñatas can take any shape you can imagine and are usually made with cardboard, papier-mâché, and tissue paper. They are still used to celebrate birthdays and holidays.
A familiar song is sung when breaking the piñata is...
"¡No quiero oro, ni quiero plata,
yo lo que quiero es romper la piñata!
¡Dale, dale, dale, no pierdas el tino,
porque si lo pierdes, pierdes el camino!
Ya le diste una, ya le diste dos,
ya le diste tres y tu tiempo se acabó."
Exercise your power of imagination with programs that encourage hands-on projects for adults. For craft programs, all materials are provided, unless noted.
Connect to engaging discussions and performances related to the Latinx community.
¡VIVA! at the Library is a celebration of Latinx heritage, cultures and traditions. San Francisco has a rich Latinx heritage that is highlighted in a diverse array of exciting programs for all ages, from Spanish/bilingual storytimes to cooking classes, author talks to art and cultural presentations.