The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular, the Central and South regions, though it is celebrated in other places. Commonly hosted by people of Mexican heritage, it is a very important time for Mexican cultures. The Day of the Dead starts on October 31 at 12:00 am and is celebrated until 11:59 pm on November 1. On this special day, people honor those who have passed away. Traditionally, families prepare the favorite dishes of the dead, make sugar skulls, buy candles and incenses, and pick flowers to decorate alters or graves. Anyone can be honored on this day: pets, friends, people of the past, but most often family members. Dia de los Muertos is a day of celebration and remembrance, and EHHS participated during this holiday by constructing a altar which was arranged by Mr. Angell. Students brought in items or photos from passed loved ones and helped make flowers. Everyone was given the option to write the name of someone they wished to honor on a paper butterfly to surround the altar.