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Students celebrate Día de los Muertos by making Folk Art

Article by Gavin Shramm

Students in Señora Johnson’s class celebrated Día de los Muertos by making and decorating skulls, masks, and making a box of life.

Día de los Muertos stands for Day of the Dead and it is celebrated in Mexico and Spain. The holiday starts on Nov. 1 and ends on Nov. 2. The tradition is to celebrate the people who have died. They decorate graves and tombs with candles, sugar skulls, pan de muertos, pictures of the dead, and many more offerings.

Jami Mans ’21 Sculpting Clay to Make Her Small Figurine

“My class is making paper mache masks and I am making Pan de Muertos for an assignment.” Brendon Runge ‘23 said. The masks are the size of a hand and with a skull painted on it.

The students enjoyed taking a break from learning spanish and working on crafts to celebrate this tradition.