El Dia de los Muertos , The Day of the Dead is celebrated in many Hispanic countries on November 1st and 2nd of each year, coinciding with the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. El Dia de los Muertos is a holiday for remembering and honoring those who have passed. It is a loving ritual, full of joy and celebration.
During the first week of November we have had a fantastic time celebrating El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). Students took part in a celebration of this wonderful cultural event. Señora Opazo constructed a beautiful alter display for the students to view which included sugar skulls and marigolds. The wonderful bakers at Bakers Delight were kind enough to bake us 35 loaves of Pan de Muertos (Bread of the Dead) for the children to sample. Pan de Muerto is a traditional Mexican sweet bread that is eaten during the Day of the Dead. Some classes also had the chance to sample sugar skull cookies to celebrate the day. It has been a wonderful opportunity for students to reflect on aspects of their own culture and compare it with the Spanish culture.
Enjoy this wonderful animation about El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead)