Secondary students and their teachers celebrated Día de los muertos (The Day of the Dead) last Friday. Día de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday where people remember loved ones who have passed away. It is celebrated in Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala and other areas in Central and South America.
It is a celebration where people remember, rejoice and celebrate life and death. Perhaps the most popular part of the holidays is people turning themselves into skeletons ‘calaveras’ using makeup and masks.
This year, the Spanish Department was calling for all Catrinas and Skeletons to join us in this celebration. This fancy dress (costume) contest took place in the Learning Centre during lunchtime and the best Catrina and the best skeleton were awarded !