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Mexican-style children’s day comes to V&A’s Museum of Childhood

PUBLISHED: 12:00 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:12 16 April 2013

The first ever British version of Mexico’s Children’s Day is coming to London’s East End.

‘Día del Niño’ is a Mexican tradition as a special occasion for children and to commemorate their virtues—innocence, imagination, inquisitiveness and light-heartedness.

Its aim is to strengthen family bonds and remind grown-ups that the world is as fun as we want it to be.

Now a double ‘Día del Niño’ comes to east London on April 27 and 28, organised by the the Mexican Embassy at the V&A’s Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green.

It includes activities for kids to learn and play, starting 11am and running to 4.30pm, including face painting, story-telling, traditional dancing and mask making, as well as a Piñata workshop.

The embassy is also donating one of Mexico’s traditional toys, the balero, to the museum in Cambridge Heath Road, with have-a-go sessions for kids to become familiar with it.


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