Day of the Dead Dinner

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - By: Megan M, Mackenzie ‘19; Photo by Sydney C, Alex '18

The Day of the Dead is a famous Mexican holiday that is celebrated throughout the region. This extraordinarily important day is to honor the deceased of family, friends and even neighbours. Some traditions include building altars and bringing the favourite flowers, foods and beverages of the departed. People also bring possessions of the deceased whenever they visit these altars to pay their respects.

The cafeteria was beautifully decorated by the SAC executive committee, with Day of the Dead banners and many figura de calavera (skull figures). Brentwood’s Mexican students decided to host a dinner in order for other students to gain knowledge about the day. Rice, beef, plantain, sopa de tomate (tomato soup), and for dessert, pan de muerto (bread of the dead) were served by some impressive volunteers. The turnout for the dinner was incredible, and many students loved the music along with with delicious food. 

Megan M, Mackenzie ‘19

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