The MFL department will be running a series of events from Wednesday 1st - Friday the 3rd November to mark Día de los Muertos - the Mexican festival of Day of the Dead.
Not to be confused with Halloween, the festival remembers and celebrates loved ones who have passed away and takes place on the 1st and 2nd of November. The 2nd of November is also the Christian festival of All Souls' day, another day of remembrance for the faithful departed where families come together to pray for those who are no longer with us.
The events that we have planned to mark the day will take place in LN2 from 12.30 - 1.00pm each day, please see below for further information.
Wednesday - Sugar biscuit decorating
Traditionally, people create and decorate sugar skulls on day of the dead, known as calaveras de azúcar. Join us as we decorate some sugar skull biscuits - you can take them home at the end of the day once they're dry!
Friday - Paper skull making
Join us as we make calaveras de papel - paper skulls. Skulls are one of the most recognisable symbols of day of the dead and are often intricately decorated with flowers and patterns.
Cempasúchil conmemorativo - Marigold of remembrance
Finally, outside the MFL office there will be at table with paper marigold petals (a flower which is commonly used within the celebrations). If any student would like to pray for a loved one or family member who has passed away, they are welcome to write their name on a petal and post it in the box. We will then be creating a display using the marigold petals.