Greenhills students celebrate Halloween—and Día de los Muertos, too
For Spanish students at Greenhills, Halloween means one thing: it’s Día de los Muertos time.
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated November 1 and 2. In preparation, students in Spanish 7, Spanish I and Spanish AP spent time this week decoratingsugar skulls, traditionally used in Mexico to decorate Day of the Dead altars.
The Greenhills sugar skulls will be displayed at Tios, an Ann Arbor Mexican restaurant, until Nov. 6.
“The altars honor and celebrate the memories of dead loved ones, and are very beautifully and lovingly prepared,” said Greenhills Spanish teacher Elaine Moffat. The skull decorations include brightly colored Royal icing, sequins, feathers, foil, and glitter. “The students get a huge kick out of it.”
But there was more going on to note the holiday than just the sugar skulls. Check out our Flickr gallery of other Greenhills Halloween happenings, too.