ESTEBAN, PAGE TO A CARNIVAL QUEEN
American boys and girls are not the only ones who have holidays to celebrate. But the boys and girls of other nations have many different holidays from ours, and they celebrate them in different ways. This story tells how Three Kings’ Day and Ash Wednesday are celebrated on the island of Porto Rico.
Esteban was proud of his school garden. In the Porto Rican school of San Juan each child had been awarded a garden plot, and Esteban had tended his with such care that it was trimmer and finer than any of the others. He wanted it to be like the gardens in the United States, for to her Porto Rican children the United States is a wonderland. Today Esteban was especially happy because a friend of his teacher’s from the United States had come to visit the school.