Today, 9th of July, is our Independence Day – 9 de Julio. Althought it is a holiday, we had classes at the school and celebrated it eating something typical of Argentina, a sweet potato cake.
Establishing a free nation in 1816 was very important, but today another new also took a very important place in the newspapers. Today, for first time after 89 years, it snowed in Buenos Aires. We were so surprised that we go out to the schoolÂ´s garden to see the snow and take pictures.
Around 3 pm, I saw a few flakes fall outside the window but I thought that it couldnâ€™t be snow. It doesnâ€™t snow here. Sometimes the students ask me: â€œDoes it snow in Buenos Aires?â€ and I always answered: â€œNo, it never snows hereâ€… About every 5 minutes, Iâ€™d see another flake. Then it let loose. From that moment until now, itâ€™s been snowing.
It’s the first snowfall here in the capital since 22th of June of 1918 and only the second snowfall in the city’s history. Thousands of Argentines cheered and threw snowballs in the streets of Buenos Aires. And so do I!
Anything is possible in Buenos Aires. Even snow.
Marina, Jannes (Netherlands) and Olga at the schoolÂ´s garden
Snowing in the Congreso building…
Snowing at Obelisco in 9 de Julio Av. and Corrientes Av.
Snowing in San MartÃn Square