El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), is a time for celebrating and honoring the lives of our deceased loved ones. In Mexico, this celebration spans 3 days and ends on November 2nd. Although it seems like it might be spooky, because it coincides with Halloween, Day of the Dead, is celebratory, rather than spooky. On this day, families remember and pray for loved ones who have died. Many families will make an altar in their home, known as an offrenda. Just like Halloween, has special symbols associated with it, El Dia de los Muertos also has images that represent the holiday, such as sugar skulls, decorated skeletons (they are depicted as happy, because it is perceived life after death is a happier place than here), marigold flowers, traditional cut-out paper decorations, and of course photos of loved ones who have passed.
Students currently in their Spanish block of specials learned about this special holiday and made decorations like paper flowers and skeleton themed crafts and enjoyed pan de muerto (bread of the dead). To bring this celebration to all students, Senorita Stephani created an offrenda in the hallway at school.