Teacher Talk: Día de los Muertos

November 1, 2016

In Art, 5th grade students learned about the history and celebrations of Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.

Día de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated throughout Latin America during November 1st and 2nd.  Coinciding with the Catholic holiday, All Saints Day, celebrations take place to honor and celebrate the lives of friends and family members that have died. It is believed that during the celebration loved ones are visited by the spirits of the dead. The symbol of skulls appears throughout this holiday and displayed as sugar skull treats and parade masks.

Students created their own skull parade masks incorporating vibrant colors and designs using oil pastels.

Hannah Robertson

Art Teacher