Mexican traditions celebrated in Spanish
Last week our Spanish students in Years 12, 11 and 8 explored the Mexican and Spanish tradition of the 'Day of the Dead' celebrations.
Students made traditional Mexican paper flowers, decorated skull drawings and researched this annual celebration - in Spanish, of course!
"Recently we have been learning about the 'Day of the Dead' and how it is celebrated in Mexico and in other Spanish speaking countries. I found this celebration really fascinating and learnt so many new things about its traditions! It was very interesting to know that relatives make an altar for the deceased and fill it with favourite foods and objects that people enjoyed in their lifetime. Also that afterwards, they spend time at the altar telling humorous stories about the deceased. Besides, after having done some more research during the lesson, I had a chance to design a poster about 'El Dia de los Muertos' and explore the celebration more in depth. It was a very useful experience, because learning about such celebration helped to understand the culture of Spanish speaking countries better and to respect their celebrations and traditions more." Galina Boskhamdzhieva, Year 12