This Mexican holiday, called Día de los Muertos in Spanish, represents a rich blend of Catholic and indigenous traditions. Celebrated the same time as All Saints Day and All Souls Day, it's a time for families to feast, exchange stories and memories, and remember loved ones who have past away. Though preparations begin in mid-October, the festival officially takes place Nov. 1-2. Sites especially for children may be found in http://dmoz.org/Kids_and_Teens/People_and_Society/Holidays_and_Celebrations/Columbus_Day/.
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Day of the Dead in Mexico
Excerpts from Mary J. Andrade's book give a history of the holiday.
Day of the Dead in Oaxaca: Oaxaca, Mexico
The Cabrera family describes one of the most important festivities of Oaxaca.
Dia de los Muertos
Shows history, traditional foods, events and timeline, photos, altar, Realaudio interviews, and related e-postcards.
Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
Dedicated to the Mexican holiday, el dia de los muertos (the day of the dead). Information on altar making, the history of the holiday and its art.
Janitzio: Celebrating the Day of the Dead
Explores how the holiday is celebrated in Janitzio.
Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead or "Dia de los Muertos"
Teaching plan for teachers of grades 4 - 5. Includes a Spanish poem in Spanish and English.
Los Dias De Los Muertos
Provides a short description of the celebration, along with a brief look at its origins and contemporary customs.
Mexican Tradition: Day of the Dead
Includes comprehensive description of the holiday, its cultural significance, and the religious overtones, as well as actual photographs from the celebration.
Mexico OnLine: Day Of The Dead
Detailed description of the festival celebrating the reunion of dead relatives with their families. Includes photographs.
Mything Links' Day of the Dead in Mexico
Collection of annotated links with traditional music and artwork.
The People's Guide to Mexico: Day of the Dead
Examines the differences between Halloween and the Day of the Dead, and explores the customs related to the traditional Mexican holiday.
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