September is Education Month in Buenos Aires. On the 11th of September we´ll celebrate Teacher´s Day, which is also the anniversary of the death of Argentine President Domingo Sarmiento. This day was named in his honor, as he was the first to introduce an Education plan in Argentina that was effective in bringing the overall education level of the country up to date with developed nations. President Sarmiento also encouraged the immigration of European educators, and built many schools and public libraries throughout the country, truly making great strides in education. A fun fact about Buenos Aires: nearly 60% of the population has some degree of Italian descent, and because of that, there are a lot of pizza restaurants in the city.

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Spring Day, an informal holiday in Argentina, falls on the 21st of September. This day is unique because Argentinians actually celebrate the arrival of spring a day or two before it actually does arrive in the Southern Hemisphere. This day is also known as Student´s Day, as it is a holiday for students of every level. Most everyone takes a picnic in one of the many beautiful parks in Buenos Aires. People take advantage of the nice weather to excercise outdoors, and to attend free outdoor concerts throughout the city. It is one of the most exciting days of the year in Buenos Aires, and we Amauta Students are looking forward to participating!

MALBA – Museo de arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, — was inagurated on September 21, 2001. MALBA, a non-profit organization, strives to collect, preserve, research and promote Latin American Art. This September, the museum will feature the first solo exhibition of Porteña artist Liliana Porter. Porter is a contemporary multi-media artist who combines photography, printmaking, installation and video in her works. In honor of Education Month, why not visit MALBA and educate yourself more about Latin American art?