Day of the Dead

This resource contains a fully editable, 70 slide Powerpoint presentation on the Mexican Festival / Holiday of Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) which is celebrated on 1st and 2nd November. Day of the Dead is a time when Mexicans remember and honour their departed family members and friends. The PowerPoint makes reference to:

The Aztec origins of the Day of the Dead festival
The Mexican belief that life on earth is a preparation for the next world
The rituals and traditions of Day of the Dead
Building shrines and altars
Cleaning and decorating cemeteries and graves
The symbolism of marigolds, skulls, Katrina figures
Burning copal incense
Food and drink - Pan de muertos bread, tamale, pib, atole, pulque
Sugar skulls
Papel picado
Monarch butterflies

The PowerPoint contains several hyperlinks to explanations of the Day of the Dead festival and the parade in Mexico City.

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Created: Sep 15, 2019

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