Dia de los Muertos 

Ofrenda (Altar) at Furr High School

Dia de los Muertos

(Day of the Dead)

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration of life and death. While the holiday originated in Mexico, it is celebrated all over Latin America with colorful calaveras (skulls) and calacas (skeletons).

Dia de los Muertos honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations, a typically Latin American custom
that combines indigenous Aztec ritual with Catholicism. The dead are still members of the community, kept alive in memory and spirit—and during Día de los Muertos, they temporarily returned to Earth.

Ofrendas are built to remember and honor people who have died. They are a way to keep the memory of that person alive through the annual tradition of remembering what they

loved to do, eat, drink and look like. The

idea is to build a altar that will entice the

spirits to return home to visit on the

special days of November 1 and 2.

Ofrendas are an essential

part of the Day of the Dead

celebrations. The word

ofrenda means offering in

Spanish. They are also called

altares or altars, but they are

not for worship.

Picture of the loved one who passed.

Pan Dulce (Bread),

and food that loved one liked to eat.

Papel Picado

Candles

Flowers

are traditionally bright orange, yellow, black, purple, and pink.

You can also add:

  • Favorite Foods

  • Water/Drinks

  • Incense ( Copal, Sage, ect.)

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What is an Ofrenda?

Elements of an Ofrenda

Do You Have A Loved One
Who You Wish To Put In The Altar?

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