Spanish students hold mini ofrendas

On November 1st and 2nd, Mrs. Chute’s Spanish classes celebrated el Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) with fiestas incorporating authentic Mexican food. Spanish 4 students created mini ofrendas (altars) and Spanish 1 students constructed alebrijes (spirit guides) to honor the traditions of the Mexican holiday. 

Día de los Muertos is a distinct tradition from Halloween, and is celebrated as a traditional fiesta to pay tribute to the deceased through ritual observations and festivities. The holiday can be understood as a sacred time when, according to tradition, deceased loved ones are welcomed back by the living and honored.