day of the dead

Teens: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with The Art of the The Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead may be next month, but it's not too early to learn about the traditions and art of the upcoming holiday celebrated throughout Mexico. Create a Day of the Dead skull mask and color wooden calacas (skeletons). This program is for ages 12-18. 

Day of the Dead

"Día de los muertos <<DEE ah deh lohs MWEHR tohs>> is a Mexican holiday that honors the dead. Many Mexican American communities also celebrate it. Día de los muertos is a Spanish phrase meaning day of the dead. On this day, families gather in churches, at cemeteries, and in homes. They pray for and remember loved ones who have died. The celebration is usually on November 2, the Roman Catholic religious festival of All Souls' Day. Some people celebrate over several days, including All Saints' Day on November 1.

 

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