Ferris students, families participate in Dia de los Muertos activities

Tables were full at Thursday’s Dia de los Muertos celebration at the West Campus Community Center. While families enjoyed lunch, they could decorate sugar skulls, color and participate in flower-making and papel picado, or decorative perforated paper, workshops. In the center of the room was a large ofrenda, an altar full of food, candles, pictures and more, to honor people who have died. Ferris State University assistant professor of Spanish Lucero Flores-Paez (right) pointed to the different offerings on the altar to teach young attendees about the purpose of Dia de los Muertos. (Pioneer photos/Meghan Gunther-Haas)

Students work together, carefully cutting the corners of their papers to create brightly-colored flowers during Thursday’s celebration. 

After completing a paper flower, Lia Korzeniewski carefully uses a piping bag to draw designs on a sugar skull on Thursday.

 

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Posted by Meghan Gunther-Haas

Meghan is the education reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review. She can be reached at (231) 592-8382 or by email at mhaas@pioneergroup.com.

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