Día de los Muertos
Before the Autumn Break the students in Grades 6 through 12 Spanish classes had the opportunity to learn about one of the most famous traditions of the Spanish speaking world: the Mexican celebration “Día de los Muertos” or Day of the Dead. On November 1st and 2nd the deceased have the opportunity to “visit” their families and be honored and remembered. This festivity is a pre-Columbian tradition nowadays linked to All Saints’ Day, full of color and symbolism. Students made small altars were all the elements were represented. They made “cempasúchil” (Marigolds), papel picado, calaveras, and esqueletos. Some were lucky enough to try “Pan de muerto”!