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 celebrated Day of the Dead on November 2nd with our beautiful Ofrenda or Altar. Individual classes visited our ofrenda up close and learned all about this important and beautiful celebration honoring those who have gone before us in this life. They asked so many questions and shared what they remembered from the movie Coco.
Thank you to our SMM Latino Parent Group for putting together our lovely ofrenda by the main office for all to see. What a wonderful cultural experience for our students. We are truly blessed with such a diverse school community and the opportunities to become more intercultural.
Do you want to learn more about Día de los Muertos? Click HERE