In Mexico, death is not feared or ignored; instead it is accepted as a part of life. The celebration of life on Nov. 1st and 2nd: "El Día de los Muertos," is a time to remember loved ones now departed. Altars are constructed and a bowl of water and salt are placed to represent the symbols of ongoing life.
Favorite foods, marigolds and imaginative art are included.
Mrs. Grawunder's Spanish classes shared their altars 
with Hurst Junior High in the library for this celebration.