Day of the Dead

A view on the widely celebrated Mexican holiday.

Nidhi Kuchulakanti, Body Copy Editor

Coming up on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, Day of the Dead is one of the most celebrated holidays in Mexico. Although it originated from, and is mainly celebrated in Mexico, the holiday is also celebrated by many people all around the world.

Day of the Dead is a day dedicated to bring in joy for memorial and block out anguish. It is filled with celebration and memorial in remembrance of people’s late loved ones. Over the course of the two autumn days, people decorate graves, go to cemeteries, bring toys, etc.

Lisa Lopez-King, a Spanish teacher and the advisor of Spanish Club at Troy High, spoke on the beauty of Day of the Dead and the holiday’s importance.

“It’s always very special to remember our loved ones who have passed.” She said, “It brings happiness and life to those who are deceased, so instead of being sad, we can celebrate their life.”

Lopez-King encompassed why Day of the Dead is a beautiful holiday worth appreciating and what Mexicans attribute to honor the deceased.

Day of the Dead continues to bring in more popularity, even though it is not talked about regularly in the United States, it is a very important and diverse holiday to know about.

According to Day of the Dead Traditions, “As Mexico is a large and diverse country, traditions are as varied as the country itself, but there are unique traditions that have become central to the holiday.”

Many people tend to agree that Day of the Dead is an important holiday to be learned about. Junior Gopal M Soni, a Troy High student and Spanish Club officer, believes that schools can make a change to spread awareness on the holiday.

“We should make each class do something at the end of the hour that is about the Day of the Dead.” Soni said.

Day of the Dead is an especially special holiday, and many people would benefit from knowing about it. As a school, Troy High can continue to work to make a change.