by: Hilmaries Lopez
The agriculture fair “5 días con nusetra tierra” was celebrating there 34 years at the Colegio centenary. This fair is usually held each year from March 15 to the 19. It is always full of artisans, variety of typical food, animal exhibition, mucical performance and more. With no exceptions to other year the fair was a total success.
The fair is organized by the department of agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. It was first made in 1997 with the purpose of promoting and disseminate agricultural instruction throw out the country. “5 dias” is not just visited by the local people. It is also visited by people from al around the country. Now a days it has become one of the most important agriculture fair in Puerto Rico.
As before mention the fair is full of artisans, this year was no exception. There were lots of different types of artisans. Some were specialized in jewelry made in wood, wire even coconut. Others were presenting hand made bags, scene clouth wood figures and other things. “This is a grate way for the student and the people in general to admire the hand made original art from Puerto Rico” said Zuleika Morales a student from the Biology department
This year musical performance was full of good singers and performer such as sie7e, Viva Nativa, Orquesta la Solucion and more. The event was full of good thing. People could stop talking about. We saw lots of school buses and also buses from group from all around the country exited to see the thing that were going on in the fair. Some of the singers in the fair were not expected by the people. Zara Vega a visitor from Ponce said she could belive that sie7e was actually going to perform in the fair. It was fully surprising how people were so enthusiastic about the fair in general.
Something that was really chucking as we entered the fair was the typical candy spot. People actually waited in line until the booth opened. The candy booth was full of different type of typical candy such as “ajonjolí, paletas de aní”, nuts with caramel, coconut candy and lots of more flavors. Another thing that causes grate impact of the food made in the fair were the famous “boul de platano relleno de pollo” lot of student of the UPRM went to the fair just to eat one of this famous bowls.
Almost every year people are allowed to see and admire some types of animal and plant. This part of the fair is actually very interesting. Most of the kinds that visited the fair concentrated in this specific part. Kids were fascinated by the animals in specific.
This year there was a association that prevents the animal abuse. They were giving information and also giving dogs in adoption. Most of this dogs were found on the street home less. For there grate surprise people responded really fast and for the end of the first day al the dog were adopted.
This year event was a total success. People was entirely satisfied with the thing that happened and were presented on the fair. There was lots to see to hears and a gama of slightly delightful food to eat. Satisfaction was round the place. People are now looking forward for next year “5 días con nuestra tierra”fair.