Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. In Mexico, the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of papel picado , Marigolds, candy calaveras (skeletons and skulls), and parades. It is believed that the spirit of the dead visit their families on October 31 and leave on November 2.
During the month of October, dual Language students will be working on our Dia de los Muertos Project.
On Wednesdays and Thursdays, we will be meeting in Mr. Quinn's room to create traditional Papel Picado and Paper Marigolds that will be used in our Lobby display.
See the schedule below.
Mrs. Rincon-Luna's Cultural and Linguistic Topics class will be working on an Altar, and Mrs. Salcido's class will be working on DDLM inspired poetry.
We will also be selling DDLM t-shirts that we will all wear on November 2nd.
We will start taking order on October 15.
below is a listing of the month's activities: