Emi McCullough ‘22: The DIA celebrates the day of the dead each year with an art exhibit. The spanish three and four classes headed to the DIA to see these exhibits and experience them first-hand. At the DIA, people from Michigan contribute to the exhibit, and people and students from all over get to view these beautiful works of art.
Maja Nikolovski ‘22 loved seeing all the different ofrendas, a collection of objects to celebrate and remember dead ancestors, and how people differently interpret the holiday.
“I’ve never seen ofrendas before, it’s really cool,” Nikolovski said. “I got to see ofrendas about people I don’t know, and others that were represented.”
She finds it important to learn about The Day of The Dead because it gives the students the opportunity to learn about the traditions and culture.
At the DIA people made ofrendas that represented their loved ones or a powerful meaning they wanted to share. The students got to experience different types of ofrendas, an experience they’ll never forget.
Adriana Rodriguez ‘22 found it important to go to the DIA to see how the ofrendas look, seeing the people’s work, and how the holiday affects people.
“We get to learn about the offendas, what they look like and how their made,” Rodriguez said.
The spanish students loved to see all these ofrendas, they are looking forward to seeing what next year holds.