CASPER, Wyo. — Día de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, officially kicks off on Halloween and ends Nov. 2.
Park Elementary Dual Language Immersion program students are preparing a celebration to be held from 5:30-8:30 pm Friday, Nov. 1.
The students have recently held a poster art contest and a third-grade student named Christopher won that contest:
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“His winning Calavera will be featured on promotional posters for the event,” the Natrona County School District says.
A “Calavera” is a decorated image of a human skull used in Day of the Dead celebrations.
Park’s Day of the Dead will be held at the Nicolaysen Art Museum.
“Students from the DLI program will have a presentation in English and in Spanish about the significance of this holiday, and the community will have the opportunity to share their ideas about the celebration,” NCSD says. “The observance of this holiday is part of the cultural component of the Dual Language Immersion program and the goal is to help the students to become aware of the different cultures of the Spanish speaking countries.”
“As an added bonus, Maestra Sarita from Peru will share the way this holiday is celebrated in her country.”