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Where is the day of the dead celebrated_____________Mexico_______________________________________ 1. When is it celebrated _______Saturday November 1st to Sunday November 2nd ____________________________________________________________ http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dead/articles/dead-history.html 2. What is pan de muerto __Pan de muerto is a type of sweet roll traditionally baked in Mexico leading up to Dia de los Muertos. _______________________________________________________________ under the cartoon click on FOOD http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dead/ 3. Is the day of the dead considered a sad time or a festive one ________Festive time____________________________ http://www.holidays.net/halloween/muertos.htm 4. What is an ofrenda give details_____________an offering or altar to remember those who past away__________________________________________________ Why are they set up _________________________the are set up to remember those who past away.______________________________________ Where are they typically set up ______________They are typically set up in the living rooms of homes. _________________________________________________ http://www.inside-mexico.com/ofrenda.htm 5. What are calacas_______a Mexican figure of a skull or skeleton for Day of the Dead. _________________________________________________________________ http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dead/glossary/ 6. View a traditional altar: Under the cartoon click on Altar Documentary. Then name the seven things that typically can be found on an altar on “Día de los muertos” Do this by clicking on the numbers: http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dead/altar

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1. ___________a picture of the person ___________________ 4.________The person’s instrument _____ 2.____________Favorite food of that person_____ 5.____________Different likes that the person had___________________ 3._________________soap and razor______________ 6.___________An idol that resembled his religion _______ 7. View a video 2min: 11sec : Watch this video and any others you would like to see to get a good idea of what El Día de los Muertos is all about. http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dead/video/ Summarize in 2-3 sentences what you would tell someone who doesn’t know anything about El Día de los Muertos but wants to know what it is: Day of the Dead is a Mexican Holiday that is celebrated During the first two days of November. They celebrate not mourn the loss of a losses one in their family by basically throwing a party. The way the Mexicans get ready for it is by first cleaning the housed and then decorating an altar to dedicate that late family member or friend.

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