Spanish Students Celebrate Day of the Dead


Ofrendas displayed in the hallways and classrooms.

Frida Kahlo ofrenda made by AP students Ashley Craig, Lowri Brinsden, Vashti Fleming, Carli Sabin, Hailie Schmidt, Zoe Greenhalge, and Jillian Pompo.

In celebration of the Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos, the Spanish classes created ofrendas: displays with objects honoring a person who has passed.

The Day of the Dead is a Spanish holiday that is dedicated to remembering friends and family who have passed. In Mexico, this tradition is considered a celebration rather than a grievance, lasting for multiple days, beginning on October 31 and ending on November 2.

In order to honor loved ones, ofrendas are created for individuals who have died. They are decorated with objects that represent the individual, typically including candles, food, gifts, and other possessions.

Spanish 3, AP Spanish, and Spanish Club students did a project on this tradition. Each group was to create their own ofrenda honoring a famous individual who has passed. They created their ofrendas from boxes, paper, and objects that reflects the person they chose.

After building their ofrendas, they were showcased in hallways and classrooms across the school.