Día de Los Muertos
Today, 2nd of November, is the day when many Hispanic countries celebrate El Día de Los Muertos – the Day of the Dead. It is most famous in Mexico due to its foundation in Aztec culture. It is a time to remember, honour and celebrate those who have died. People visit cemeteries and create altars in their homes.
At ISMS the children learn about the traditions and symbols associated with this fiesta, such as skulls, marigolds, candles, photos, butterflies and favourite foods. This year, the extended day Stage One students and the younger Stage Two students collaborated in their efforts, with displays on show at both Balmain and Lilyfield.