El Día De Los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, is a pre-hispanic holiday that originated several thousand years ago and runs from November 1st to November 2nd. During this time, people welcome back the souls of their loved ones who have passed on. They create altars, tables covered with cloth, and ofrendas, offerings placed on top of the altars to welcome the spirits back to the realm of the living.
This year, Analy High School students in Alma Diaz Roman's Spanish classes came together to create a beautiful altar and ofrenda in the Analy Library that celebrates and welcomes back their loved ones. In addition, students in Lily Smedshammer's Spanish 3 class created dioramas of ofrendas dedicated to different figures in Mexican history and society who have passed. Their dioramas are in a display case in the main hallway. Below is our students' work.