Tess Lippincott –Mustangs Ahead

LRHS Spanish Club members celebrate Dia de los Muertos

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Spanish Club celebrated “Día de los Muertos,” a traditional Latin American holiday, with paper crafts and a special bread.

Día de los Muertos is a Latin American holiday that honors and remembers the dead. It is also a way to reunite the living and dead.

Día de los Muertos takes place on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 each year and consists of parades, colorful costumes, lots of Hispanic food, and ceremonies.

President senior Maggie Burns said, “This meeting was fun for both the members and officers as we all got experience Mexican culture and immerse ourselves in it. The pan de muerto was a real treat enjoyed by all who attended.”

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Spanish Club made traditional papel picado (perforated paper), paper marigolds, and origami skulls, flowers, and tombs.

Pan de Muerto (bread of the dead) was also served at the meeting.

Pan de Muerto is a sweet bread that is cooked in certain shapes, such as small people, to honor the dead. It is meant to nourish the dead when they return to the land of the living.

Spanish Club’s goal is to immerse its members in Latin American culture, and they did so at this meeting by celebrating this holiday and integrating some traditions such as the paper crafts and pan de muerto.

For more information about Spanish Club contact Spanish teacher and adviser Raquel Klammer.