Día de los Muertos

Students make Marigold paper flowers in class as they learn about Día de los Muertos and its significance to Latin American Culture.
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Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico and Latin American Countries on November 1st and 2nd.  The first day, All Saints’ Day,  in Catholic tradition, honors children and infants who have passed and the second day, All Souls’ Day, honors adults.  An important part of the day involves decorating an elaborate altar.  Marigold often called “flowers of the dead” are said to attract the souls of the altar and the bright and cheery colors celebrate life rather than feeling bitter about death.
 
The students learned about the Día de los Muertos, and its significance to Latin American culture. We ended the lesson by making Marigold flowers which are the symbol of the holiday. Real or paper marigold appear on altars.  Marigold often called “flowers of the dead” are said to attract the souls of the altar and the bright and cheery colors celebrate life rather than feeling bitter about death.
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