The Day of the Dead, which dates back to Pre-Columbian times, honors the mysteries of life and death, through both celebration and reverence. Every year from November 1-2, both Mexicans and people around the world honor their loved ones with offerings or ofrendas displayed on colorful altars decorated with pictures, bright flowers, candles, and their favorite foods and beverages. (Google)
Our St. Mary Magdalen school community will kick off the Day of the Dead on November 1st with an all-school assembly which highlights the history and tradition of this Mexican celebration. Individual classes will see the ofrenda up close and hear more about this important and beautiful celebration. Students will hear about the importance of honoring those who have gone before us in this life.
Thank you to all of our SMM Latina for putting together our lovely ofrenda by the main office for all to see. It is on display from November 1-3rd. What a wonderful cultural experience for our students! We are blessed with such a multicultural school community. Do you want to learn more about this beautiful tradition? Click here: Día de los Muertos.