Dia de los Muertos

This week in Spanish class, Middle School students have been learning about Día de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday meant to honor those who have passed away. In recognition of this holiday, students decided to build their own ofrenda (alter) in the Middle School quad. Students decorated their ofrenda with marigolds, to cheer up visiting spirits, candles, to help spirits find their way, and photographs, to identify for who each ofrenda is dedicated. During the week, students made pan de muerto (bread of the dead), a sweet roll that is a typical food offering to visiting spirits, and decorated calaveras, skulls made out of molded sugar which often feature names of the deceased written in icing on the forehead.

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