In a fusion of history and the culinary arts; Ms. Castro conducted a lesson where the class learned about el dia de Los muertos by decorating sugar skulls. El dia de Los muertos, or Day of the Dead, hold celebrations in Mexico developed from ancient traditions among its pre-Columbian cultures. Rituals celebrating the deaths of ancestors had been observed by these civilizations perhaps for as long as 2,500–3,000 years.
The festival that developed into the modern Day of the Dead fell in the ninth month of the Aztec calender, about the beginning of August, and was celebrated for an entire month. The festivities were dedicated to the goddess known as the "Lady of the Dead", corresponding to the modern La Calavera Catrina.