Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a joyous time to remember those who have passed away. In Mexico, ancient Aztec traditions were combined with Christianity during the Spanish conquest. As a result, each year families construct colorful altars or ofrendas in their homes that essentially welcome the spirit of their loved ones on November 1st and 2nd.
In 1944, continued concern from the community prompts a reorganization of the Academy. With an entirely new board of trustees with expanded responsibilities, the school began to prosper along with the country.