Art Teachers Design Project for “Day of the Dead” Mexican Holiday

Villa art teachers Mrs. Sarah Bacastow and Mrs. Kate Brown prepared and offered a fun, creative art project for the Day of the Dead in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. At advisory, students began with a prayer and an altar decorated with marigolds. They painted flowerpots with skulls and filled them with tissue paper and candy while listening to Mariachi music. It was a lot of fun for the students to celebrate this special tradition in Mexican culture with their friends.

Day of the Dead, or Dia De Los Muertos, is a Mexican holiday where family and friends welcome back the souls of their deceased loved ones for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration. Friends and family gather to remember and honor their deceased loved ones and celebrate their lives. This holiday is celebrated each year from October 31 to November 2.