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United Nations Day

For over thirty years, Mission Basilica School has celebrated the tradition of United Nations Day.  Throughout the month of October, each class studies a country’s culture, geography, people, and traditions.

The month of study culminates at the end of October with a school-wide celebration.  The students arrive in costumes depicting their nation of study and attend the United Nations Day Mass.  The MBS choir sings throughout the Mass and the saints of each country are honored.  The parents provide festive decorations and authentic foods for each class to enjoy at lunchtime.  Directly following the meal, the students come together for the Parade of Nations and entertain the crowd with singing and dancing from the different countries.