Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) - Ofrenda at Bell



Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a vibrant celebration with origins in Mesoamerican (Mexican and Central American) cultures. Now celebrated throughout the world, communities honor their deceased ancestors through rituals and offerings, believing in the continuation of life beyond death.

It is believed that spirits of the dead return home and spend time with their relatives over the course of two days. Traditionally, November 1st honors deceased children and November 2nd honors deceased adults.

Families build altars in their honor. These altars are carefully decorated with objects that connect it with the four elements of nature by symbolical associations, as well as food and drinks to please the departed loved ones. Although different cultures share similar objects, each place has specific distinctive elements, and every altar is unique in its own way.

For the first time, we are going to have an Ofrenda at Bell (on November 2nd)! 
We want to make our Ofrenda a place filled with love, memories, and connection. That's why we invite you to participate and contribute with your own photos of family and friends whom you'd like to remember on this special day, you only need to bring it and put it in the Ofrenda at drop off time. Also, you are invited to take a look on November 2nd near the main entrance of the school.

Thursday, November 2, 2023