Nov 02 Día de Muertos
At Mysa, through place-based education, we use local resources to learn more about the community we live in and the global community. We are lucky to be next-door-neighbors with The Mexican Cultural Institute which we love to visit.
We went to The Mexican Cultural Institute to celebrate and learn more about Día de Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, one of the most important traditions in Mexico recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Day of the Dead celebration holds great significance in the life of Mexico’s indigenous communities. The fusion of pre-Hispanic religious rites and Catholic feasts brings together two universes, one marked by indigenous belief systems, the other by worldviews introduced by the Europeans in the sixteenth century.
Every year Mysa students visit to marvel at the magnificent ofrenda which is an offering placed in an altar during the annual Día de los Muertos celebration. This year it was dedicated to the state of Chihuahua. Mysa students could witness the culture, colors and sounds of this important celebration. We had a special tour guided by staff from the minister of culture of Chihuahua and we learned more about how they continue to keep this tradition alive and well.