Day of the Dead By: Morgan Bonner & Ta’shun Richardson
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.
Where did it Originate? • Central Mexico
Where is it Celebrated around the World? • Mostly Mexico & parts of America
Where is the biggest celebration? • Janitzio & Patzcuaro, Michoacan • Oaxaca, Oaxaca • Mixquic, Mexico • Merida, Yucatan • Aguasalientes • Rivera, Maya • Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas
Is it connected to a religion? If so, what religion. • It’s a catholic religion.
What common symbol is connected to your celebration? • Candles • Crosses • Pictures • Sugar Skulls • Incense • Catrina, the skeleton lady • Water
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.