TYLER, Texas (KLTV) – The traditional Mexican holiday called Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, went local Tuesday night, and Caldwell Arts Academy took part in the celebration.
The day of rest is to unite the living and the dead and to remember their loved ones who have suffered. It is usually a two-day holiday, and is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd.
“We have a large Hispanic population in East Texas and over a third of our school in Caldwell is Hispanic, and we want to celebrate their culture,” says the Caldwell Arts Academy Visual Arts elementary school teacher. and let them know how much we appreciate it,” says the Caldwell Arts Academy Visual Arts elementary school teacher. Jennifer Vaughn.
The school celebrated with performances by Folklorico and Aztec dancers, an artisan market, traditional desserts, face painting and student art.
Vaughn said, “Each grade has learned about Dia de los Muertos. We use certain techniques and techniques as we go along, so by the end of their career here, the students are familiar with the celebration. “
And of course, the ofrenda, or offering place at the local altar, is shown. Caldwell student Mia Barron said her family made one for her grandmother and added different things to it.
“We put a lot of their favorite things and pictures of them and food and marigolds on the floor,” Mia said.
Vaughn tells us that the event is always a great way to teach students about Mexican culture, as well as give them a special community involvement.
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