Dia de los Muertos: Celebrating Our Community

Each year CDS students and their families participate in the creation of Día de los Muertos altars on the first floor of our main school building and in the preschool classrooms. El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a holiday celebrated in Mexico, Latin American countries, and right here in San Francisco, is a way to remember and honor loved ones who have died. It is a celebration full of life, happiness, color, food, family and fun. Throughout this celebration, students and families share thankfulness for their loved ones who have died and remember them as if they were here. In homeroom, Spanish, and art, students talk about Dia de los Muertos and collaborate to create beautiful altars that display pictures and other objects in homage to loved ones. As they visit and explore the altars with classes, they share memories of loved ones with each other, building empathy and deepening connections.

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