The Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is a celebration that takes place in Mexico on November 1 and 2. It is believed that, on these two days, the souls of the departed return home for nourishment and reassurance that they have not been forgotten. People gather, at home and in the cemetery, to remember departed loved ones and to celebrate their lives with music, food, and a special offering called ofrendas or altars, which include candles, pictures, flowers, and sugar skulls, among other items. To acknowledge Dia de los Muertos, the 7th grade students acknowledged a person they love or admire that is no longer with us while the 8th grade students festively decorated sugar skulls. The students were excited to be part of this fun and unique Harbor Day School tradition while having a fiesta.