Mexican-style food hits the spot whether made in the comfort of home, grabbed from a food truck, or ordered in a restaurant. The delight of biting into an enchilada, or licking the grease off a taco is too special not to share. NexTech students will get that opportunity as the school hosts a Dia De Los Muertos Celebration to cap off Hispanic Heritage appreciation month. While Dia De Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday, students of all Hispanic Heritage are encouraged to show off what delicious foods and traditions there culture brings to the community. Day of the Dead is meant to honor passed loved ones by stressing the importance of ancestors spirits’ continual presence and influence in life today. This holiday is a celebration rather than a mourning. The atmosphere is festive, joy is abounding, and food is everywhere. NexTech hopes to replicate a small piece of this magnificent tradition by making it accessible and real to students.
Last year students shared food, wrote memories of lost loved ones, and placed their memories on an “ofrenda”, or a collection of items, photos, and foods in memory of those passed loved ones.