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Spanish Club Celebrates Traditional Hispanic Holiday

The SHS Spanish Club celebrated “The Day of the Dead,” a Hispanic holiday that honors the dead, by decorating sugar cookie skulls and immersing in other cultural aspects at the start of this month.

Dia de los Muertos or translated “The Day of the Dead” is celebrated from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. It is a time to remember lost family members by leaving a tribute on temporary alters at his or her gravesite. The decorated skulls are one of these tributes. The Day of the Dead was started about 3000 years ago by the Aztecs and the Incas.

“People think it’s a party or similar to Halloween, but it’s a day to remember those who have passed on” said Jennifer Litz, the SHS Spanish teacher and advisor of the club.