Puente made sugar skills (calaveras de azucar) with 110 students with 7 different classes at Pescadero elementary school. Thanks to Norma Zavala and Tim Cook for teaching students about this important festival.
Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) focuses on gathering of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 2 in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints Day and All Souls’ Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. The Day of the Dead is a time of celebration when eating and celebrating are common.