Inside Naselle School: 'Dia de los Muertos' at NHS

<I>Photo by Marilyn Strange</I>

Colette Beaulaurier, Lillian McGuire, Matt Chavez, Andy Nortrup (front row), Shana Noyes and Sandra Rodriguez (back) are among the sophomore students in Spanish 1 who have been studying Mexican culture. Papel picado is cut tissue paper used to decorate during fiestas. This week is Mexico's "Dia de los Muertos," when families remember their deceased loved ones with celebrations in their honor. The holiday is an example of the complex heritage of the Mexican people, where ancient Aztec and Mayan beliefs combine with customs that arrived with the Spanish conquest and Catholicism.

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