SunDAY, APRIL 30, 2023, 11AM-3pm
(come visit Auction Tent on Fiesta Day to continue bidding on items!)
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And some shots from Fiestas past...
THE HISTORY OF FIESTA
Dancers in the Historical Pageant at the 1935 Fiesta, including young Ernest and Theresa Marquez.
But did you know the history behind this highly anticipated event?
Fiesta is part of a rich tradition of celebrating our very special community. Way back in the early days of settlement in the canyon, the land was part of the enormous Mexican land grant known as Rancho Boca de Santa Monica. The school occupied several pastoral acres of land donated to the school by the heirs to the Rancho, the Marquez Family. Fiesta, a charming celebration within the Rancho community, was such an integral part of life here in the Canyon that it is said that a requirement to continue Fiesta was actually stipulated in the land grant! This very forward-thinking requirement has ensured that this close-knit community, of which Canyon School has always been the hub, would continue to value and celebrate its uniqueness and foster that special sense of community that we at Canyon School all share and value so much. Fiesta is an important part of why we all feel like a village within the city! Fiesta has gone through several incarnations, from picnics to art shows to carnivals. As times have changed, school district requirements have evolved and as tastes have swayed, Fiesta has become the celebration of family and pure fun that it is today.
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