Our Events For The Year Ahead
We plan our events well in advance based upon ideas and feedback from our community and we aspire to put on a variety of events in order to reach as much of our school community as possible.
Friends of Foulds especially want to mark and celebrate, the many religions and traditions held by the families and children at Foulds. We want to share some of the beautiful, magical, historic and religious rituals that are taking place in the homes of our community...
Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that dates back thousands of years where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration. Not to be confused with Halloween which embraces terror and mischief on the last night of October! Día de los Muertos festivities unfold over the first two days of November in an explosion of colour and life-affirming joy.
While the theme is death, the point is to demonstrate love and respect for those who have passed. In towns and cities throughout Mexico, revellers don funky makeup and costumes, hold parades and parties, sing and dance, and make offerings to lost loved ones.
Día de los Muertos originated several thousand years ago with the Aztec, Toltec, and other Nahua people, who considered mourning the dead disrespectful. For these cultures, death was a natural phase in life’s long continuum, kept alive in memory and spirit—and during Día de los Muertos, they temporarily return to Earth….as the border between the spirit world and the real world dissolve.
During this brief period, the souls of the dead awaken and return to the living world to feast, drink, dance and play music with their loved ones. In turn, the living family members treat the deceased as honored guests in their celebrations, and leave the deceased’s favourite foods and other offerings such as candles or bright marigolds called Cempasuchil at gravesites or on the Ofrendas built in their homes.
Día de los Muertos is an extremely social holiday that spills into streets and public squares at all hours of the day and night. Dressing up as skeletons is part of the fun. People of all ages have their faces painted to resemble skulls, and wear suits and fancy dresses.
You can wish someone a happy Day of the Dead by saying, “Feliz día de los Muertos."
If you are in our school community and you celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, we wish you well and will be thinking of you.
Book your tickets to our Dia De Los Muertos | Halloween Disco HERE
Check back for updates on our Diwali Plans!