DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: West Seattle High School celebration

Thanks to West Seattle High School Spanish teacher Joy Patman for the photos from the Dia de los Muertos celebration that’s been under way all week. She says the altar was “constructed by all five of my classes with ofrendas for their beloved pets, friends, siblings, and family members who have passed away.” That was built Monday through Thursday; also each morning before school, they’ve been “face-painting students and faculty willing to walk around during their normal school day disguised as calaveras, or skeletons, for Day of the Dead.”

This is the second year for the face-painting tradition. Dia de los Muertos is actually more than one day, and continues into tomorrow.

3 Replies to "DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: West Seattle High School celebration"

  • KR November 1, 2019 (8:26 pm)

    Thank you for teaching and sharing this wonderful tradition. Most importantly, thank you for making death something the living can share and memorialize.

  • Jen November 2, 2019 (1:08 am)

    Wonderful!! Hats off to the teacher that instigated honoring this rich tradition and to the students participating. And to the blog for covering it.

    • WSB November 2, 2019 (1:43 am)

      All we did was publish it – thanks to Ms. Patman for the photos! (We’re always happy to go to schools and cover events ourselves too, of course.)

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