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Earlier this month, Spanish students in Forms C, B, and I celebrated Cinco de Mayo, Flower Mart, and spring time by smashing cascarones, or confetti-filled egg shells, on each other’s heads. Coming from the Spanish word for eggshell, cascarón, cascarones date back to 13th century China when they placed elegant gifts decorated with gold in eggshells. Marco Polo reportedly brought the eggs back to Europe, and they were filled with scented perfume powders. Some myths credit Empress Carlota and Emperor Maximilian with bringing them to Mexico in the mid-1800s. This tradition of filling brightly colored eggs with confetti and smashing them over people’s heads for good luck was later brought to the U.S. Enjoy photos of their fun-filled celebration!
Located in Washington D.C.,  St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.