El Día de los Muertos

Oct 28th, 2016

As a part of our Spanish curriculum the students learn about the Latin American holiday, "El Día de los Muertos". This year we will be coming together to create a school altar in the foyer to honor family members, friends or pets who have passed away.

“El Día de los Muertos" is one of the biggest holidays of the year in Mexico (and many Latin American countries). It is a family celebration that lasts for days.

This holiday is a celebration of life and the belief that death is simply a part of life. People believe that during these couple of days, the dead return to be among the living. Families gather together to remember the lives of those who have passed on. Rather than being a sad time, it is a chance to remember happy events of the past and reflect upon the lives of friends and relatives who are no longer with us.

Photos from the school altar in the foyer will be shared on Monday to celebrate!

Alexandra Franco and Serena Lovera
Annunciation Spanish Teachers