Day of the DeadPublished Dec 23, 2013 at 9:17 am (Updated Dec 23, 2013 at 9:17 am)
Day of the Dead
Seventh grade students in Gina Sypula’s Spanish class at Independence Middle School in the Bethel Park School District recently spent three days learning about the Spanish tradition of El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). On the first day, students examined an “Ofrenda” display created by Sypula, which is a tradition many families adhere to, to create a display of memorabilia honoring their deceased loved ones. The second day, students enjoyed foods associated with the holiday, such as “Pan de Muerto” (Day of the Dead bread), cinnamon and other sugary treats. The third day, students learned about the importance of skeletons to the holiday and created their own “La Catrina” (cut out skeletons). Pictured enjoying Pan de Muerto are Kelly Mulhair and Jaclyn Kogler.