In this exhibit, students learned about the Mexican culture and traditions of the Day of the Dead. Students in grades 5-11 were inspired by the artistic style of the Day of the Dead to create their own artwork that represents the cultural traditions and or honors their loved ones who have passed away.
The Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos takes place on November 1 and 2. This cultural tradition dates back at least 3,000 years to the central Mexico area as a way to honor all the cycles of life. All of the cultural traditions that are associated with this holiday remember, honor and celebrate the lives of people who have passed. Some of these traditions include making and decorating skulls made out of sugar; cleaning and decorating gravestones; creating alters with food, treats, flowers, and decorations; dancing and parading dressed as skeletons with make-up and or masks; and eating the favorite foods of their loved ones who have passed.