Students Preparation Leading to Dia de los Muertos

The smell of freshly cooked pan dulce, the bright colors of the papel picado, and the decorated flowers all around altars. Pictures being put up to honor their loved ones after their passing.

Dia de los Muertos also known as the Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico. It is a day to remember as family and friends gather to pray for people who have died in honor of their spirit.

Los Altos has been making it an annual tradition to celebrate Dia de los Muertos with families by bringing food, entertainment, and recuerdos.

This year the Spanish Honors Society has taken charge of the event. Sophomore Aiyanah Mitchell said, “I have been making many decorations in my art class for Dia de los Muertos. We have made everything from colored paper to drawings of skulls.”

Sophomore Monique Munguia said, “I always attend these events because their entertainment always amazes me.”

The event is run by students who have put together donations and decorations to make it possible.

“Most of the students in my class have put together many decorations which include picados to pictures representing ciudades hispanohablante. Not only have we made a large amount of decorations, however lots of students have volunteered to bring all sorts of foods to the event which include enchiladas, tacos, menudo, and so much more,” said Muguia.

Teachers have offered and acknowledged the fact that not all students have to participate if it is against their culture or their religion.

“A paper was sent out notifying my parents that we would be celebrating Dia de los Muertos and if it was ok with them,” said Mitchell.