Fiesta Patrias from Cultural Perspectives!

Home made empanda by our colleague Joshua. 

Home made empanda by our colleague Joshua. 

We celebrated the Chilean Independence Day at Cultural Perspectives with empanada lunch (baked stuffed pastry – traditional food in Chile) and Latin Guitar music, thanks to our lovely colleague Joshua Rebolledo.

The Fiestas Patrias of Chile consists of two days: 18th September marks the beginning of the Chilean independence process in commemoration of the proclamation of the First Governing Body of 1810; and 19th September is known as the “Day of the Glories of the Army”.

It is the most important festival for Chileans because it commemorates their freedom from Spanish rules. People celebrate this day with activities such as dancing cueca (Chilean national dance) and eating traditional food. Coming from a Chilean background, Joshua said: “I’m excited to bring this celebration to the office. Having lived in Santiago de Chile for a few years, I’m proud to bring the culture into life.”

We all enjoyed the celebration - This is how our staff at Cultural Perspectives embrace cultural diversity on daily basis.