Dia De Los Muertos

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Celebrations honoring the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead were clearly alive and well in the Spanish Level IV classrooms of Babylon Junior-Senior High School as instructors Laura Jayne and Marianne Shaw engaged their students in a number of festive activities surrounding the holiday.

To commemorate the holiday, students were asked to create displays known as “ofrendas,” similar to those created in Mexican homes to celebrate the lives of the dearly departed on “Día De Los Muertos.” Traditional ofrendas feature either a photo or multiple photos of the deceased family members, along with “papel picado,” which is a cut-out type of decoration and “cempazuchitl” (Marigolds). Additionally, the students created sugar skulls known as “calaveras de azucar” for their displays.