Year 8 celebrate Day of the Dead

The Mexicans have a wonderful and colourful way to celebrate their dead and Year 8 learned all about the event on Tuesday.

Traditionally in France and Spain, All Saints Day (November 1st) is a sad, gloomy affair when you remember the deceased members of your family. The Mexicans have a wonderful and colourful way to celebrate their dead and Year 8 learned all about the event on Tuesday. They were able to sing in Spanish whilst playing instruments, designed and decorated some beautiful Catrinas (female skeletons) using paper straws, feathers, sequins, etc.

Our snack was a delicious Pan de Muerto, typical of the occasion in Mexico. Watching the film Coco illustrated the theme of the morning perfectly: there is no fear of death and the dead are to be celebrated and remembered. We finished this very successful morning with a delicious lunch of enchiladas. 

 

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Mrs de Haan
Head of Modern Foreign Languages

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