Sunday, October 22, 2017

El Dia De Los Muertos!

    El Dia de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead is a special Mexican holiday celebrated right after Halloween on Nov. 1 and 2nd.  Not much is known about it.  It is usually celebrated with symbols of skulls and skeletons and it’s assumed by many that it celebrates death when in fact it celebrates the lives of our ancestors and deceased loved ones. 
   Traditions connected with the holiday include: creating private altars to honor the deceased, decorating grave sites, music,  making foods such as “Pan de Muerto”  for the departed and visiting graves with these gifts.
   Many of the children in our schools create art work and crafts.  Check out  the video below to see some of their products!  I’ve  created a non-fiction booklet that can be a great  resource to use when discussing and studying about the Day of the Dead with your kinders!

El Dia De Los Muertos Fact Booklet

Art work by Ms. G’s art class!

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