Día de los Muertos

Regis will welcome approximately 150 high school students from the Denver area to celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The students will display Altarcitos they have created on the second floor of Main Hall. During their full-day visit, they will tour our beautiful Northwest Denver campus, talk with current Regis students who identify as Hispanic or Latine, and participate in a Calaveritas Literarias reading/reciting contest Please be sure to welcome our guests when you see them walking around!

Want to learn more about Dia de los Muertos?

We are celebrating one of the most ancient feasts in the cultural life of Mexico: Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). The indigenous peoples of Mexico dedicate a tremendous amount of time and energy preparing for this tradition, which celebrates our faithful departed as they visit or return to our dimension here on earth. Entire communities take part, and many begin preparations on October 28. So, this feast does not only have an aesthetic vitality, but it has a gravitational pull to bring together families and communities centered around celebrating memories and contributes to enhancing familial bonds. Carlos Pellicer, a Mexican poet, describes in “The Garden of Fire:”

"The day of the dead and all its rituals are a celebration of life…
During the night of November 1st, the cemetery is an impressive place. the flowers over the tombstones are many. But the lit candles over them are even more… All the cemetery, during that night, is a grand garden of fire. The murmur of the prayers and litanies gives warmth to the cold wind. At midnight we have to eat and drink. And we drink hard, because the memories call for it. Walking I stumbled upon a recent tomb. They were finishing praying the rosary. I joined the group and I responded to the litany. When I heard: “consoler of the afflicted” I looked up at the sky, and life hurt, and I gave thanks for being alive.”

Visiting High Schools

  • Abraham Lincoln High School
  • Arrupe High School
  • Kennedy High School
  • North High School
  • South High School
  • Stead School (Commerce City)
  • West High School

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