Dia De Los Muertos

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On November 2nd, Saklan students celebrated “Dia de los Muertos.” They built an altar to honor Frida Kahlo who was a famous Mexican artist. The students made orange and yellow paper flowers for the arch. These colors are used to attract the souls to the altar.  They also learned that an altar must have three levels; a picture of the person being honored, their favorite food (pan de muerto), skulls (calaveritas), and a bowl of water to quench thirst. Finally, do not forget to light candles to shine the way to the altar.

Author: The Saklan School Friday Blog

The Saklan School is a private Pre-K through 8 school located in Moraga, CA. Our mission is to think creatively, act compassionately, and live courageously.