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Cutural Connections: Día de los Muertos

Spanish Extension Celebrates Day of the Dead




Lexington students were in full festive mode learning about the Día de los Muertos. The students learned about the traditions and beautiful details of an alter; photos, sugar skulls, incense, marigolds, food and candles which honor friends and family who have passed and support their spiritual journey. They presented their honorees and topped off the festivities with “pan dulce” and Mexican hot chocolate.


Mexico’s Day of the Dead festival is recognized by UNESCO as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity. The artwork for the altar was provided by Teacher Alison’s Spanish classes, Clubhouse and Spanish Extension program.