After viewing the Pixar film “Coco”, an accurate animated depiction of the Latin American Holiday, and discussing the significance of the event in Catholic tradition; the classes were asked to contribute items in line with the actual celebration. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is associated with October 31, November 1, and November 2 to coincide with the Western Christianity triduum of Allhallowtide: All Saints’ Eve, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using Calaveras, Aztec marigolds, and the favorite mementos as well as foods and beverages of the departed.
Religion Classes Celebrate Día de los Muertos
October 26, 2018