Spanish I and Middle School exploratory classes at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School recently studied the history and Catholic significance of the Dia de Todos los Santos (All Saints Day) and Dia de los Muertos (All Souls Day). Students made projects depicting typical decorations used during this celebration in Mexico, such as Papel Picado (ornately cut paper), Calaveras (skulls), Mojigangas (Large papier-mâché dolls/masks), and Barilletes (large ornately decorated kites). Students chose the project they wanted to complete. Students decorated Mrs. Santana’s classroom with their projects and spent November 1st and 2nd talking about the history of the celebration, its origins and significance, as well as typical customs and celebrations that go along with the day. The middle school students got first-hand information from Mrs. Adalia Lozano who is a native of Monterrey, Mexico. Mrs. Lozano told the students how the holiday is celebrated in Mexico and how she celebrates it now in the United States.
Pictured: Middle school students from Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School display their Spanish inspired artwork during their Spanish Exploratory class for All Saints and All Souls Day.