Spanish Club Celebrating Día de los Muertos

Audrey White, Sandscript Author

The Spanish club has kicked off the first meeting of the year and is open to curious students. The club will be meeting on October 26th to celebrate Día de los Muertos. For those interested in joining, there is a fee of $5 which will help to cover the cost of food, drinks, and activities for the entire school year. The Spanish club presents opportunities to discover more about Spanish-speaking culture and the Spanish language. This school year, meetings will last from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will usually occur on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that begins on November 1st and ends on November 2nd. It is a time of remembrance for families to reflect upon deceased relatives and friends. Día de los Muertos is often celebrated with altars decorated with beloved personal items such as watches or instruments that a deceased relative cherished, as well as their relative’s favorite food. These items are laid beside a photo on the altar. Instead of the holiday being one of solemnity, it is one of vibrant celebration! For more information about the event or Spanish club, please contact Mrs. Arizzi and Mrs. Weil, the hosts of Spanish club, at: [email protected], [email protected]