Spanish class learns traditions, cultural importance, of Dia de los Muertos

sugar skulls and a cake
Students in Ms. Canola’s Spanish class decorated sugar skulls and a traditional pan de muerto.

Students in Ms. Canola’s Grade 8 Spanish class learned the cultural significance of Dia de los Muertos, an important Mexican holiday dedicated to the remembrance of family and friends who have died.

The rituals and celebrations associated with Dia de los Muertos begin Oct. 31 and continue through Nov. 2.
The class created sugar skulls – which signify the sweetness of life –  made cookies, and decorated a pan de muerto, the celebration’s traditional cake.