Wednesday March 14, teachers from Garden Kids International School in Sosúa held an earthquake and tsunami drill.
This exercise is annually repeated.
The students are then told how to react in case of an earthquake.
With loud bangs (firecrackers) an earthquake is simulated.
The students are well trained as they left the school quickly, without panic and they gathered on the open playground.
Earthquake and tsunami drill
Teacher Joel A. Polanco D'Leon explained there again what to do when an earthquake or tsunami occurs.
In case of an earthquake leave the building and seek refuge in an open area so you do not risk to be hit by collapsing buildings or falling trees.
In case of a tsunami seek refuge on the third floor of the school building.
But the school is many meters above sea level, so it will not cause any danger.
Each student has a whistle fastened to its pencil case.
If you do get hurt, blow that whistle.
It saves your forces and rescuers can hear it better than the cry for help.
Fortunately, no serious earthquakes occurred for many years in Sosúa.
So let us hope that we only have to do an exercise.
St Patrick's Day
Saturday evening, March 17 the Canadian and Irish people will celebrate their national holiday at restaurant Parada Típica El Choco.
St. Patrick's Day is the national holiday of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Montserrat, and the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The 17th of March is the day to commemorate St. Patrick, the patron saint of the country.
All over Ireland and parts of Canada, this is celebrated in style.
Green is the color that is associated with the festival.
Partygoers usually wear green clothes so also at Parada Típica El Choco almost everybody will be dressed in green.
At Parada Típica El Choco, the Island Breeze Band has been invited to provide the music for this celebration, blues, Pop en Rock and Roll.
The audience, almost all dressed in green, will have a great party, and there will be plenty of dancing, singing and drinking. St Patrick's Day revelers know how to party!