In Spanish classes this past month, all grades have acknowledged and celebrated the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. We learned about its origins and how it is celebrated in multiple Latin American countries. Students enjoyed seeing and creating altars and ofrendas, decorating skulls, watching parades, listening to music, and more. We learned vocabulary to talk about the holiday and tell stories and read about people celebrating it. Some classes also compared the celebration of Halloween in contrast with that of Día de los Muertos to see how both holidays do have some similarities but are really quite distinct. It is truly a fascinating holiday to honor family and friends who have passed, and it evokes many emotions when one holds the belief that Dia de los Muertos is a time that we can reconnect with those we miss so dearly.
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