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The Day of the Dead Ofrenda A Work of Love and Tradition

Category : Holidays Date : Sep - 28 - 21 Posted by : May Herz

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-4324139569296680", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Ofrendas are an essential part of the Day of the Dead celebrations. The word ofrenda means offering in Spanish. They are also called altares or Read More

The Legend of the Cempasuchil Flower The Day of the Dead Flower

Category : Holidays Date : Sep - 27 - 21 Posted by : May Herz

This beautiful legend recounts the love story of two young Aztecs,  Xóchitl and Huitzilin, a romance from which the cempasuchil flower was born. This wonderful love story began when the two young Aztecs were still little. They used to spend all their spare time playing and enjoying discoverin Read More

Common Misconceptions About The Day of the Dead Celebration

Category : Holidays Date : Sep - 15 - 21 Posted by : Inside Mexico

        The Day of the Dead  IS NOT the Mexican version of Halloween. Mexicans have celebrated the Day of the Dead since the year 1800 B.C.     It is not scary or morbid. There are no pictures or images of dead people, ghosts, witches, or the devil.   Read More

Day of the Dead Teacher Suggested Activities

Category : Holidays Date : Sep - 01 - 21 Posted by : Inside Mexico

This space is intended for the exchange of classroom activities, projects and ideas for the Day of the Dead, submitted by teachers. We sincerely thank all the teachers that have sent in their ideas! _____________________________________ Every year, we assign our Spanish 2 students (with a part Read More

Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls Origins and Symbolism

Category : Holidays Date : Sep - 01 - 21 Posted by : ADELA OLVERA

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-4324139569296680", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Sugar Skulls are one of the most popular and iconic symbols of the Day of the Dead Celebration.  When the Day of the Dead festivities approach, one can Read More

Cinco de Mayo Facts

Category : Holidays Date : May - 01 - 21 Posted by : Inside Mexico

1.   Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day.   2.   Cinco de Mayo is celebrated every May 5 to observe the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Independence Day is  September 16.   3.   The Battle of Puebla took place in the State of Puebla.   4.   Benito Juarez was Mexico’s P Read More

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