Día de los Muertos

A different language is a different vision of life.

Learning other languages is great for sharing cultures, growing communities and understanding what is important and special to other people. Our Spanish students have been learning about the Mexican celebration Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and making calaveras (skulls), ofrendas (offers) and altares (altars). The purpose of skulls and skeletons is to introduce children to the concept of death without fear. Mexicans celebrate this day at the beginning of November. Families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration.