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Festival de Raíces y Tradiciones

This year, to celebrate Día de los Muertos, we planned and hosted a special three-day event called “Festival of Roots and Traditions.” Casa Hope was overflowing with yellow marigold petals, flickering candles, brightly colored banners, carefully crafted altars, and students in swirling traditional dresses.

Our culinary students made 120 loaves of delectable “pan de muerto” sweet bread for the event, as well as atole and tamales in banana leaves. Leadership Club and Operation Graduate students crafted several exquisite altars traditional to different parts of Mexico, and we also hosted a fascinating presentation by Kantunilkín’s official chronicler who told traditional Mayan legends.

It was a packed weekend, but one full of celebration, laughter, great food, and lots of learning!