Campagna’s Spanish 4 students celebrate Dia de los Muertos

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Almost everyone in the United States celebrates Halloween, but what about the day after? In Latino culture, the first day of November is Dia de los Muertos and ends the next day. So what is Dia de los Muertos? Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a holiday that honors the people that have passed. This is a day where you celebrate loved ones and honor their memories. Everyone comes together and the cemeteries are filled with life. Some families make their own altars at home, full of pictures and notes for past family and friends. Sometimes, they are also decorated with marigolds or carnations. In the cemetery, all of the gravestones are decorated and the smell of food just hits you in all the right ways. Traditional foods that are made for this holiday are pan de muerto, sugar skulls, tamales, moles, and so much more. Some families even bring food as an offering. Here are some photos from Mrs. Campagna’s Spanish 4 class decorating some sugar cookie skulls to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. 

 Top: Seniors and their cookies! Bottom: Hydeia Hamilton’s cookie! (Credit to Bridgett Briggs)