The Summit’s middle school students have been working hard over the last couple of weeks to prepare for Día de los Muertos, or in our case, “Semana” de los Muertos (Week of the Dead).
Some students designed miniature shoebox ofrendas- a traditional way to remember loved ones who have passed away in during Día de los Muertos- and showcased them at Missouri State University on Thursday! Pictured below is Savannah’s ofrenda, “Queen of England.” Details include traditional papel picado and cempasúchil (marigolds), as well as the Queen’s favorite foods and accessories.
Maddie D. won best ofrenda for her shoebox altar created for her departed kitty, Howie!
Other students wrote creative poems in Spanish about Día de los Muertos and submitted them to a panel of judges comprised of language professors at Missouri State University. Finley P. and Maya S. won prizes for their poems!
Overall, it was a week of learning about and discussing culture, tradition, and remembering loved ones who are no longer with us. Muchas gracias (thanks so much!) to everyone who participated in this special week!
Pictured above: Students decorate sugar skulls (calaveras de azúcar) and pose with La Catrina, a traditional character created for Día de los Muertos.