Día de los Muertos Potluck Picnic
Desert Marigold School
Friday, November 1st 5 to 7 PM
What is the Day of the Dead? The Day of the Dead is a festival that has a blend of Aztec and Christian traditions. It is the day in which we remember the loved ones who are no longer with us. In doing so, all accommodations are made so that when our loved ones come to visit, they feel comfortable and cherished. Their favorite foods are cooked, and all the things they loved in life are placed on a remembrance table. The Day of the Dead is not a sad occasion. Unlike Halloween, with its scary symbols and monsters, the Day of the Dead is an opportunity to celebrate life and make fun of death. The calacas are smiley skeletons doing everyday activities. Families get together and have picnics, play music and have a good time.
To participate in the school wide event, the grades 1st will make all sorts of art projects to decorate and enhance the festive atmosphere.
During the picnic we will sample delicious dishes, partake in a fun crafts activity, and visit the art display created by the students. Please, bring a dish that reminds you of a dear departed one, as well as a photo and a through high school candle , water bottles, your picnic kit (plates and cutlery) and a blanket. If you have any questions, please contact Señora Damany (602-487-7225 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Day of the Dead potluck
picnic! ¡Hasta pronto!
The DMS Spanish Department