Mexico- Día de los Muertos

MEXICO: El Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is a day to honor family members who have passed away. This tradition dates back to the Aztecs. People believe that spirits come back to visit us from Oct. 31-Nov. 2nd. The skeletons you see are very happy to be reunited with their loved ones.

People make ofrendas, or altars, in their homes to remember and honor their dearly departed. The movie Coco is a great introduction to this Mexican holiday, as well as the cortometraje/ short film below. Keep scrolling to see an infographic contrasting Halloween and the Day of the Dead–they are not the same!

LINKS: Article- Muy Bueno; 24 Day of the Dead Activities for Kids; Jigsaw Puzzle; Customs & Traditions (SpanishMama); Day of the Dead, Day of the Dead- Flavor; Day of the Dead; Receta de Pan de Muerto; Image #1, Image #2, Image #3, Image #4

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