Day of The Dead
(Los Dias De Los Muertos)
Day of the dead is a traditional
Mexican holiday celebrated to pay respects to dead family members. It is
not a sad time, but a time of remembering and rejoicing. The
people make special treats (calacas), pick flowers to adorn
altars, and light candles around the graves to remember the deceased
family members. The family spends the day cleaning the grave sites
of their loved ones, picnicing, and listening to drum and flute music together.
Traditional foods associated
with Los Dias De Los Muertos include tamales, bowls of local fruits (chayotes,
limes, and avacados), pan de muerto, and marzipan skulls. The offerings
of drink, food, candlelight, and music are thought to bring the spirits
of those who have passed on back together with the living in celebration.
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1. What is Day
of the Dead?
a)When the dead
rise from thier graves
b)A time to pay
respects to dead relatives
c)A day when many people die
2. What types of fruits
do they eat for the Day of the Dead?
3.What do the familys
do to the graves on the Day of the Dead?
the grave sites
out the coffins and bath the people inside
pillows in the coffins
4.Where do the family
members lay some of the foods?
On the tables to eat
them in the trees
the graves of their dead family members
5.Day of the dead is....
time to be mad