by Caroline Wong
Monday, November 3, Spanish students celebrated the traditional Hispanic holiday commonly referred to as “The Day of the Dead” during class. The Day of the Dead originates from Mexico and is still widely celebrated today. During this holiday, friends and family gather together to pray for and remember their loved ones who have passed away. Some holiday traditions include building private altars and honoring the deceased by displaying sugar skulls, marigolds, and favorite foods and beverages at their loved one’s grave site.
In Mrs. Christofano’s Spanish classes, students crafted paper skulls, brought in a traditional paper craft referred to as “Papel Picado,” cooked traditional Mexican foods, built alters of Hispanic heroes, and watched holiday-spirited video clips during class.