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  1. Day of the Dead By: Morgan Bonner & Ta’shun Richardson

  2. Description of our celebration. • El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), a Mexican celebration, is a day to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed.

  3. Where did it Originate? • Central Mexico

  4. Where is it Celebrated around the World? • Mostly Mexico & parts of America

  5. Where is the biggest celebration? • Janitzio & Patzcuaro, Michoacan • Oaxaca, Oaxaca • Mixquic, Mexico • Merida, Yucatan • Aguasalientes • Rivera, Maya • Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas

  6. Is it connected to a religion? If so, what religion. • It’s a catholic religion.

  7. What common symbol is connected to your celebration? • Candles • Crosses • Pictures • Sugar Skulls • Incense • Catrina, the skeleton lady • Water

  8. Fun Facts • Traditional sugar skulls & Bone bread • The origins of the tradition can be traced back as far as the Aztecs, almost 3,000 years ago. • Families clean and decorate the graves of their loved ones, often staying up all night singing songs and telling stories about their dead ancestors.