el Dia de los Muertos 11/1/2012

The Day of the Dead

In Mexico, November 1st is el Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. It is a time to remember loved ones who have passed away. Families go to the cemetery to clean graves. They eat foods that their family members loved and teach children about the lives of relatives who have died. Many homes have an altar, like the one displayed in the Aeolian cafeteria, to celebrate the lives of those who have passed. The fruits, flowers, grains, and seeds are traditional reminders that life is always passing away and being reborn. Students were able to visit the altar during lunch time. The community was invited to add pictures of their friends and family members who they would like to celebrate and remember. Thank you to Señora Teofila Poblano for arranging our altar.