Day of the Dead
El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a special Latin American holiday that takes place November 1-2. As part of the 7th and 8th grade Spanish cultural project, students worked in groups to research the history and create an ofrenda honoring a famous Hispanic. Each student had a task: to prepare an authentic Mexican dish and create artwork, research a famous Hispanic, or construct/decorate an “ofrenda” (altar). Great teamwork!
What is an Ofrenda?
An ofrenda is a tribute to a loved-one who has passed away. An ofrenda can be found in many Latin American homes year-round, and it is a place for family members to celebrate the lives of the deceased with photographs and artifacts. While the idea of an ofrenda may seem different from our own American culture, this is a special way for our students to learn about Día de los Muertos and to celebrate other cultures and traditions around the world.