© Guago

Last year I really wanted to have a Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead celebration, but was entirely too disorganized to make it happen. This year, I'm planning early so that I have ample time to collect supplies and get prepared (for one thing, the sugar skull blanks will need to be made well in advance so that they have time to dry.)

Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican holiday that coincides with All Saints' Day (November 1st) and All Souls' Day (November 2nd). In most regions of Mexico, November 1st, called Día de los Inocentes ("Day of the Innocents") or Día de los Angelitos ("Day of the Little Angels"), honors children and infants. Deceased adults are honored on November 2nd, called Día de los Muertos/Día de los Difuntos ("Day of the Dead"). Some good information about the holiday can be found here, and you can find all things Day of the Dead here (including a 31-page Teacher Packet and videos).

Below are some of my ideas for our celebration. More inspiration can be found at the Día de los Muertos group on Flickr and DIYLife's Day of the Dead Traditions and Projects is extremely thorough.



Pan de Muerto © 2Camels

1 Comment:

  1. Josephine Nobisso said...
    Thank you so much for recommending my book, TAKE IT TO THE QUEEN, A TALE OF HOPE, on your blog. How engrossed I was, reading your entries, and reveling in the artwork you display! Your children are truly blessed to have you as their teacher!
    If you have not seen my Pauline Books & Media title, St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe, please write me--Joi@JosephineNobisso.com--and I will be happy to send an autographed copy to your family.
    God bless you with every grace!
    Josephine Nobisso

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