Day of the Dead

This resource contains a fully editable, 70 slide Powerpoint presentation and a 30 question PowerPoint quiz 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.

Day of the Dead Presentation

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

Day of the Dead Quiz

This is an accompanying 30-question PowerPoint quiz which is a fun way to check the pupils’ understanding of the traditions of the festival and the reasons why it is celebrated. Answers can be given either as you go along or at the end of the quiz. The answers can be found by clicking on the skull image at the bottom right-hand corner of each slide. There is also a sheet for pupils to record their answers.

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Created: Sep 17, 2019

Updated: Jan 14, 2020


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