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Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls Origins and Symbolism

(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

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Jose Guadalupe Posada: Creator of La Catrina

   José Guadalupe Posada, an ingenious and original artist, lived during one of the most turbulent times in Mexico.  He knew how to capture the essence of this turbulence in his lithographs to the point that they became the icon of Revolutionary Mexico.  Posada was born in Aguascalientes in ... Read More

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La Llorona A five-century-old lamentation

Read in Spanish “They say that a crazy weeping woman appears in a street near the high school/ That she dances the twist and rock‘ n roll; that she dances rock‘ n roll and the twist, and if you look at her you’ll go completely mad…” Los Gliders, 1961 For over 500 years and ev... Read More

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Day of the Dead Teacher Suggested Activities

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

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A Day of the Dead Story: Those Good Old November Days

I hold close to my heart and in my soul those good old days of November when I, as a child, and would help my abuelita ,grandmother, commemorate our loved ones who had passed away. Beginning in October I would ask: - “Abuelita, when will we go to the market to buy the papel picado"(paper with c... Read More

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Teaching in Mexico…. Halloween and Day of the Dead

Halloween, as it is celebrated in the United States, is a holiday, which derived from the Druids, a learned and priestly class that existed in Roman times.  Little is known about these people except that they were an elaborate political and religious organization, and that they worshiped many gods... Read More
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