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Day Of The Dead

For generations, the people of Mexico have honored the memory of their family and friends through Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, a celebration during the first few days of November which includes decorating sugar skulls (calaveras), creating an altar (ofrenda) of photos, mementos and favorite foods of the deceased, and time set aside for prayer. Helping support their spiritual journeys. 

2020世界杯40强赛赛程To honor Cicero students' predominantly Mexican culture with art, history and Cicero District 99 values, we host a celebration every year at Unity Junior High School for a history lesson, showcase of student artwork, and an opportunity of fellowship. 

English PROMO

Spanish PROMO

Alebrijes

Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. The first alebrijes, along with the use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares. In the 1930s, Linares fell very ill and while he was in bed, unconscious, Linares dreamt of a strange place resembling a forest.

Dance Performances

Cultural performances such as Traditional Aztec dancers and processions by Flor de Corazon have been popular entertainment at the event.

Skull Decorating

A "calavera" is a representation of a human skull.  The tradition of sugar skulls is for families to decorate their loved ones' ofrendas with both large (represent adults) and small (represent children). 

Procession by Flor de Corazon

Aztec Dancers

Day Of The Dead Dance

LIVE Catrina Tour

Day Two Of Teacher Training

Day One Of Teacher Training

LIVE FROM UNIVISION DEPORTES RADIO STATION

LIVE Interview with Univision Chicago 

Day Three Of Teacher Training

Sponsors

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Gift Of Hope Press Conference

La Catrinas

Students, their parents and faculty members from across District 99 spent weeks creating "las catrinas," well-dressed woman skeleton figurines traditionally used to symbolize death, out of paper mache and household recyclable items. All catrinas are put into a contest where the top ones get to be displayed at the Cicero Public Library.

Media Appearances

Oct. 29, 2019- Univision Chicago

Oct. 10, 2019- Univision Chicago

Event Contacts

2020世界杯40强赛赛程Isabel Ramirez (Parent Liasion)

iramirez@ipagesaver.com

Jacqueline Pisano (Coordinator of Media and Public Relations)

jpisano@ipagesaver.com

2020世界杯40强赛赛程Thomas Eukovich (Communications Coordinator)

teukovich@ipagesaver.com