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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

El Dia De Los Muertos Art

I found an awesome blog post on the celebration of the dead. Here is the book you can use to go along with this topic and art/craft idea.....

 This is the blog that posted this February 2013, please check it out as there are many more amazing art pieces from her students there.

Here is what she wrote:

El Dia De Los Muertos

I love the celebration of the day of the dead.  While it sounds very morbid, it is a very beautiful celebration of life.  This is actually a day that is recognized by the church and you might know it as All Saints Day.  Some people shy away from doing this cultural piece because of it's link to the church, but it is also a deeply rooted in Latino culture.  I often tell my kids, if you celebrate Halloween, you are celebrating something much scarier than el dia de los muertos.  This day is an occasion of celebrating the life of the people you have loved the most.  The alters are filled with pictures of those loved ones, as well as their favorite foods and drinks.  Marigolds and candles adorn these alters along with other items that might have been important to that person.

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