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  • Leah Wynne

El Dia de los Muertos

Señora Hudgins dressed for the occasion

El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that is celebrated across Mexico on November 1st and 2nd.

Family and friends gather on this day to celebrate and remember their friends and family members that have died.

Mrs. Hudgins’ Spanish class and Mr. Burke’s art class got together and made crafts to celebrate this Mexican holiday.

“We’re cutting out papel picado (a traditional folk art from Mexico that involves cutting out intricate patterns on colorful tissue paper), eating snacks, and talking about the holiday,” said art student Laurel Atanacio.

Laurel Atanacio and others making crafts

The crafts that the classes made were hung up in the Library for the ‘Day Of The Dead’ celebration.

Churchland’s Spanish classes all joined together to try new foods, frost cookies, make crafts, listen to hispanic music, and get insight from two Hispanic speakers, Juanma Castillo from Spain and Christopher Acosta from Mexico.

Students tried morir soñando (meaning to die while dreaming), which is a Mexican drink made with orange juice, milk, and sugar. They also tried mole, a Mexican dish made with chicken, chilli peppers, and chocolate.

“We decorated cookies and had many snacks including enchiladas and rice,” said Kennedy Brinkley.

Photos: Aniyah Smith

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