The Real World pages 142 - 143
Time Zones 1 Unit 12
What is the name of the holiday celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd?
- Holi Festival
- Day of the Dead
- Lunar New Year
The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that honors deceased family and friends. It is celebrated on November 1 and 2 every year, and includes special rituals and activities. Traditionally, offerings such as food, drinks, and decorations are placed on altars to honor the dead.
The Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos): A traditional Mexican holiday that is celebrated on November 1 and 2 of each year. It is a time to remember deceased family and friends with altars, food, decorations, and music. Ofrenda: An altar or offering to the deceased that includes items such as food, photos, candles, and marigold flowers. Sugar Skulls: A traditional decoration made from sugar that is used to decorate altars and to represent the souls of the departed.
What do you think is the most important part of celebrating the Day of the Dead?
- Making decorations
- Visiting the cemetery
- Enjoying traditional foods
- Playing games
The Day of the Dead is an important holiday for some Latin American countries. It was so important to the Aztecs that they set aside a month for the celebration. The Day of the Dead is a combination of pre-Hispanic beliefs and the Christian celebration of All Souls Day and All Saints Day. The Day of the Dead is celebrated through the offering of food, drinks, and gifts to the deceased, in the hope that they will enjoy them in the afterlife.
Did you know?
Why do you think people celebrate the day of the dead?
Do people in your country celebrate the day of the dead?
What do you think people do on the day of the dead?
What do you think is the importance of remembering the dead?