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An introductory lesson on the Day of the Dead.

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Burnsideu7assignment diamuertos

  1. 1. Mexican Culture<br />Dia de Los Muertos<br />or<br />The Day of the Dead<br />
  2. 2. Tradition<br />Mexicans honor their loved ones who have passed away on the Day of the Dead.<br />
  3. 3. Celebrated October 31 –November 2<br />The Day of the Dead (October 31) was an Aztec tradition, which was blended with the Christian holiday All Saints Day (November 1).<br /> <br />
  4. 4. Celebrated October 31 –November 2<br />October 31 – Festivities begin at Midnight<br />November 1 - begins the Dia de los Muertos (also known as "Day of the Dead") festivities with All Saints Day in which the deceased children are honored and remembered. <br />
  5. 5. Celebrated October 31 –November 2<br />November 2 - All Souls Day is for the remembrance of the adult dead. Dia de los Muertos combines these days to celebrate the the deceased and enjoy their memories. <br />
  6. 6. Not Halloween<br />This holiday should NOT be confused with the American holiday of Halloween<br />Dia de los Muertos is not at all scary, spooky or somber. Mexicans believe the spirits of the deceased pay a visit to their families during Dia de los Muertos, and the families prepare an altar for them.<br />
  7. 7. There are several places where this holiday is celebrated, but Mexico is most popular<br />
  8. 8. altars<br />Before Dia de los Muertos, an area of the house is cleaned up and the furniture removed to make room for the altar.<br />
  9. 9. altars<br />
  10. 10. marigolds<br />Marigolds are a significant symbol for the Day of the Dead festivity and are known as the "flower of the dead." Their scent is believed to "attract the souls and draw them back." <br />
  11. 11. Sugar Skulls<br />The most popular "Dia de los Muertos" offering is Sugar Skulls, a traditional folk art from Central and Southern Mexico used to celebrate Day of the Dead. <br />
  12. 12. Sugar Skulls<br />
  13. 13. There are even very fancy sugar skulls<br />
  14. 14. Video Time<br />Use this link to view a video all about the Day of the Dead<br />Day of the Dead Lesson<br />This is a great video about this important celebration<br />Food for the Ancestors<br />
  15. 15. More Resources<br />Click on here to watch several videos on The Day of the Dead<br />http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dead/video/<br /> Click here for a recipe for Pan de Muerto, a sweetbread eaten during the celebration.<br />http://mexicanfood.about.com/od/sweetsanddesserts/r/pandemuerto.htm<br /> Click here to see a photo gallery <br />http://gomexico.about.com/od/festivalsholidays/ig/Day-of-the-Dead/<br /> Click here for a Mexican Cemetery walk<br />http://studyspanish.com/comps/cemetery.htm<br />

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