Día de los Muertos

Nov 1st, 2018








Día de los Muertos is a Mexican celebration that honors those who have died. On November 1st and 2nd, the souls of our loved ones come back to visit, and we celebrate their lives. 

One of the most important aspects of Día de los Muertos is the ofrenda, or altar. Families create ofrendas with items like flowers, photos, candles and special foods to welcome the deceased and make them feel at home. 

Each grade at Annunciation has created something to contribute to our ofrenda in order to honor their loved ones who have died.

●    8th grade students made their own shoebox ofrendas
●    7th graders researched different aspects of día de los muertos and creating posters
●    6th grade students created skeletons to honor famous deceased Latinos
●    5th graders created alebrijes (mexican folk art that look like spirit animals)
●    4th graders made papel picado
●    3rd graders made a sugar skull
●    2nd grade created marigolds
●    1st made candles
●    Kindergarten made mariposas (butterflies)

There is also a place that will be open to members of the Annunciation community that would  like to write the name of a person they would like to honor.