Glen Grove Community Project
Special Edition #1(Oct 2022): Dia de Muerto & Diyas of Light
Ways We Remember Loved Ones Ofrenda Event
On October 21, 2022, the Glen Grove community came together to learn and celebrate ways that we remember loved ones. Gator families and staff came to learn specifically about aspects of Dia de los Muertos, a holiday that is celebrated by many Hispanic and Latinx communities around the world. Students and staff brought pictures of loved ones to place in frames or shoe box ofrendas (miniature replicas of displays that show pictures of family and friends who have passed away). Families learned how to make traditional paper crafts such as making papel picado (colorful banners with intricate designs), flor de muerto (paper marigolds, which are often symbolic of the dead in various cultures), and La Catrina/El Catrin paper dolls (the image of La Catrina is associated with Day of the Dead). Many families contributed to the construction of our school ofrenda, which is currently located at the front of the school. Students shared their stories about their cherished individuals and learned about the universal experience of celebrating life and loss. They also learned about how a community can come together to create something so wonderful and meaningful.
See pictures of the event below!
Diwali: The Festival of Light
Glen Grove Community Project Site
To learn about Dia de los Muertos, Diwali, and other celebrations in our community, visit our site!