Partnership Brings Dia de los Muertos to Bradford

Partnership Brings Dia de los Muertos to Bradford
Posted on 11/05/2018
Bradford fifth graders celebrated Dia de los Muertos on Friday, November 2, with a visit from the Montclair State University Spanish Club. Senora Grodner arranged this special presentation for the fifth graders. Dia de los Muertos is a holiday for families and friends to gather, pray for, honor, celebrate, and remember friends and family members who have died.

Day of the Dad family display

Students created face masks which is a tradition in Mexico and other countries on this day. The most common design is to paint the face to resemble a skull, which has a positive meaning for the holiday.
Students create masks

Day of the Dead masks

Students also learned a Spanish song accompanied by a "flautista," (flutist) from MSU (see pic above), and they also got to sample "pan de muerto," a sweet bread baked in Mexico during the holiday.

woman in traditional spanish attire

day of the dead skulls

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