Mundelein School District 75 gets in the spirit with Day of the Dead event

  • Ballet Folklorico Erandi dancers perform at Mundelein School District 75's cultural event "Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Life" Friday, Nov. 1 at Carl Sandburg Middle School. More than 250 people attended the event.

    Ballet Folklorico Erandi dancers perform at Mundelein School District 75's cultural event "Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Life" Friday, Nov. 1 at Carl Sandburg Middle School. More than 250 people attended the event. Courtesy of Mundelein District 75

  • Mundelein School District 75's "Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Life" offered plenty of activities for children, including paper flower and Papel Picado stations, face painting, sugar skull coloring pages and a photo booth.

    Mundelein School District 75's "Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Life" offered plenty of activities for children, including paper flower and Papel Picado stations, face painting, sugar skull coloring pages and a photo booth. Courtesy of Mundelein District 75

  • Corrie Marlowe helps son Micah cut colorful Papel Picado during the Mundelein School District 75's Day of the Dead event.

    Corrie Marlowe helps son Micah cut colorful Papel Picado during the Mundelein School District 75's Day of the Dead event. Courtesy of Mundelein District 75

 
Daily Herald staff report
Posted11/12/2019 1:00 AM

More than 250 people attended Mundelein School District 75's "Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Life" cultural event Friday, Nov. 1, at Carl Sandburg Middle School in Mundelein.

Mundelein School District 75 teachers help attendees at a face painting station during the Day of the Dead celebration at Carl Sandburg Middle School.
Mundelein School District 75 teachers help attendees at a face painting station during the Day of the Dead celebration at Carl Sandburg Middle School. - Courtesy of Mundelein District 75

There were activities for children, including paper flower and Papel Picado stations, face painting, sugar skull coloring pages and a photo booth.

The Ballet Folklorico Erandi dance troupe provided entertainment, performing traditional dances for the attendees.

A Ballet Folklorico Erandi dancer performs at Mundelein School District 75's Day of the Dead event.
A Ballet Folklorico Erandi dancer performs at Mundelein School District 75's Day of the Dead event. - Courtesy of Mundelein District 75

Taquitos, rice and beans were served by Mundelein School District 75 staff, and attendees shared food for a festive potluck of traditional Latin specialties.

Teachers and staff created a traditional Ofrenda (altar) to honor loved ones who had passed away.

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