Coming Saturday 24th of September, Mangazina di Rei’s Cultural Market has a special demonstration of cutting aloe besides their always interesting presentations and activities.
Few crops thrive in the arid climate of Bonaire. A crop suitable for the climate is the aloe vera. The aloe vera was introduced on the island in the 19th century. Pedro “Pegin” Trinidad grew up in a family known for cutting aloe. At the age of 20 Pedro began to cut aloe with his father, the famous Reini Trinidad and other fellow workers such as Chado and Wan Pretu. Nowadays it is over 50 years that Pedro started cutting aloe.
Coming Saturday 24th of September Mr. Pedro “Pegin” Trinidad will give a traditional demonstration of cutting aloe during the Cultural Market at Cultural Park Mangazina di Rei. Come and learn more about this tradition.
During the Cultural Market there will also be other very interesting presentations based on different topics such as: the scarf as part of our culture, the stories of the nature of Bonaire, and much more. During the day there will be “LIVE” Presentation of the local barrel-organ of Rincon and the local band “Grupo Watapana”.
Start the morning with a local breakfast; there is fresh bread made at the location! Locally produced juice branded “Made in Rincon” and various other goodies to start the day; created by locals! During the Cultural Market you may buy plants and seeds, local souvenirs and arts.
The kitchen will be open from 10 am to sell soup. Guests can also enjoy a variety of local dishes like stewed goat, -chicken, conch and salted fish. The dishes are served with rice, or local side dishes like funchi and tutu. Alternatively, you can enjoy a nice grill.
At the market you can also visit the new exhibition. In the new exhibition you may get an overview of the rich heritage of the most interesting sights of the Rincon area like Kaomati, Porta Spaño and Bototé. It sheds light on the unique indigenous flora and fauna of Bonaire.
See, Feel & Taste the Culture of Bonaire This Saturday, on September 24 frrom 8 am to 2 pm, entrance is free. For more information you can visit the Facebook Fanpage of Mangazina di Rei.