Dia de los Muertos
Our Grade 9 conference groups have been preparing for our Dia de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) celebrations for a couple weeks. This traditional Mexican holiday celebrates and remembers the lives of deceased family and friends, and is often celebrated by creating ofrendas, or altars, to commemorate the life of a loved one, and writing “calaveras literarias,” or witty poems to mock how someone has cheated death.
The students brought in everything needed to adorn their altars, which were dedicated to Mexican celebrities and cultural figures (such as Frida Kahlo). They also had some fun with poetry and face-painting, as you can see in the photos below.