Learning about Dia de los Muertos - The Mexican Day of the Dead

For Inquiry this week we focused on the celebration of Dia de los Muertos - The Mexican Day of the Dead. This is celebrated in Mexico on November 2nd every year. Students learnt how the Mexicans remember their dead by tidying graveyards, laying beautifully colourful marigolds, having parades, making and dressing special altars in their house, dressing up and eating traditional foods together as a family and community. Students then created colourful masks modelled on the artwork and facial artwork created traditionally in Mexico. They also made traditional sugar skulls and Pan de Muerto - an aniseed orange sweet bread. Before the end of the day we celebrated by wearing our masks, eating Pan de Muerto and our sugar skulls whilst listening to Mexican traditional music.