Día de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican celebration of life and remembrance where families and community members honor dearly departed with lively processions, parades and Ofrendas, or altars, that contain offerings of food, candy, flowers, sugar skulls, papel picado, day of the dead bread and photos among other traditional elements—it is a festive, rich heritage thousands of years old. This a time when great joy and care is taken to lovingly, decorate ofrendas, cook and honor dearly departed.

The Puesta del Sol community is observing Dia de los Muertos with the following opportunities:

  • Vanessa Lopez-Kopp, 1st grade parent, will set up a stunning Ofrenda in the library for all students to view for the week beginning November 2
  • View the recording of last year's Family Explorations: Dia de los Muertos presentation featuring parents and teachers from our community sharing their personal traditions and connections to the holiday
  • Attend Latino H.E.A.T.'s Annual Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda Competition and Cultural Education at Sammamish High School on Friday, November 4, 5:30-9 pm. More info...