Spanish classes celebrate Day of the Dead

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Lilah Adams

Spanish 3 and 4 classes celebrated a sacred holiday in Mexico called Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Their celebrations included a “fiesta” and a traditional altar.

“It was an interesting celebration,” senior Garrett McAlpine said. “This year was different than how we have celebrated it in the past. This time was a lot more fun.”

Day of the Dead is celebrated on Nov. 1 and 2 to honor deceased family members. The celebration includes friends ,family and a traditional meal; which the classes emulated.

“We all had fun,” junior Brenda Garcia said. “I liked eating the food and celebrating the holiday.”

Spanish 1 and 2 students wrote a research paper on the topic.

“For our assignment, we had to write an essay about the holiday,” sophomore Kendall Reynolds said. “Before we began the assignment, I didn’t know much about the holiday. After all the research I did, I learned a lot of things.”

November 1 is used to honor the deceased children. It is believed that the gates of heaven open and the children are allowed to reunite with their families for 24-hours which have led to certain traditions.

“I liked what we did,” Ernesto Rios said. “We all brought some food and had a small fiesta. We all brought traditional foods. I really enjoyed it.”