Dead return to party on Patriot Avenue

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Spanish teachers Señora Page, Señora Luckey, and Señora Aldridge at the fiesta. Photo by Aubrey Scott Moak.

El Dia de los Muertos, also referred to as The Day of the Dead, is a holiday with roots in Mexico. Each year, Day of the Dead is celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November in many Spanish-speaking countries.

These two days are used to honor the death of loved ones and to celebrate their lives. This year the Day of the Dead was celebrated a day early by Prep students on Patriot Avenue with activities and culinary delights provided by the Spanish Club.

Students decorated sugar cookies and skull masks, and had the opportunity to watch an El Dia de los Muertos film while listening to festive music. Alongside this celebration, all the Spanish classes watched the 2014 movie The Book of Life in honor of this special day.

Freshman Spanish II student Liddy Hurst said, “Day of the Dead was a fun way to celebrate and experience Spanish culture.”

The Spanish teachers are thankful for the Spanish club and all the students who helped in the making of the celebration of El Dia de los Muertos.  Happy Day of the Dead!

Spanish teachers pose with their decorated skull masks. Photo by Audrey Scott Moak.

Spanish students enjoy the fiesta…but who are they? Photo by Aubrey Scott Moak

Freshman Jane Gray Barbour decorates a cookie. Photo by Sayley Crawford