In fact, the uniqueness of this celebration, and others on campus throughout the year, are part of the very reason why I do send my girls there.
Don't get me wrong, it's not that there is anything less fun about the typical Halloween carnivals that other elementary schools put on. But they all tend to be the same, and dia de los muertos, well, simply is not.
It's candle lit with colorful papel picado draped around the courtyard. It's marigold paths, and games of lotteria. It's skeletons and skulls, and flowers and more skulls. It's delicious food and beautiful alters, a drum parade, and kids running crazy.
It's a time to honor the dead, all the while laughing at death.
|Dia de los Muertos 2010|
with alters, alters everywhere
|With a special one dedicated to Sr. Garcia, whom the school community dearly misses|
And delicious food
And smiling faces