NOVEMBER 1, 2017
STUDENTS TAKE AUTHENTIC ROAD TO ANNUAL EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS HOLIDAY
Seven Arrows’ annual deep dive into their integrated Spanish curriculum culminates this Friday at El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) Street Fiesta. The Street Fiesta takes place between Swarthmore Avenue and Alma Real Drive on La Cruz Drive this Friday, November 3, 2017. The event runs from 8:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The celebration begins in the morning with student performances that dive deeply into the meaning, history, and rich tradition of Spanish speaking cultures around the globe.
El Día de los Muertos is a colorful, sacred, and happy holiday that celebrates and honors the deceased and our ancestors. It is one of the most celebrated rituals in Mexico and certain parts of the United States. Our students make meaningful connections by sharing their photos and stories of deceased loved ones. They explore the tradition’s 3,000-year-old history and study the customs of the ancient Mexican settlers. Students create compelling Spanish art, authentic skulls, and elaborately adorned altars. The school is transformed and the day is filled with performances inspired by their research and studies. The evening culminates with an authentic street fiesta featuring, art, music, dance, and customary food.
Event Schedule and Location:
Seven Arrows Elementary School – Main Campus
15240 La Cruz Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Lower School Performance – 8:15 a.m. (not open to public) | Upper School Performance – 6:30 p.m. (not open to public)
Street Fiesta – 8:15 p.m. (open to the community)
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