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Federal Heights Students learn Culture and Tradition

Federal Heights students are learning about Día de (los) Muertos, or Day of the Dead. The multi-day holiday, celebrated on November 1-2 this year, is observed to celebrate and remember family members and friends who have died. Día de Muertos is observed mostly in Mexico, but it is also celebrated in other places, especially by people of Mexican heritage.

Food and flowers are brought to altars and cemeteries, and celebrants remember funny and special events and anecdotes about the loved one.

The altar shown here was built in the Federal Heights library. Staff members are adding photos and mementos of beloved family members who have passed on. The students at Federal Heights are reading books and articles about Día de Muertos, are engaged in conversations, and are writing and telling stories about loved ones lost and the ways they honor them. Students are also creating art paintings and molded sugar skulls in Art at Federal Heights.