DCC Spanish Classes Celebrate the “Day of the Dead” – A Mexican Tradition

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It is a Mexican tradition to celebrate Dia de los Muertes (Day of the Dead) on November 1st and 2nd.  Students in Mrs. Gankosky’s Spanish classes learn that many families honor their ancestors with home altars, laden with harvest fruits, traditional bread with crossed bones in dough on top. They do all this  to greet the spirits as they return to the home for 24 hours each year.

All of the class contributed to making the ofrenda this year a way of remembering loved ones who have passed away.

Spanish I students made decorated paper skulls to give to friends.  The Spanish II clases made sugar skulls from molds and decorated them as well.  They will give them to friends or family a to let them know that they care for them.

All of the students also enjoyed the treat of watching the movie, Coco which is a story based the Hispanic traditional holiday.