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S: Day of the Dead in Mexico

FC: Day of the Dead in Mexico | Day of the Dead in Mexico | By: Elsa De La Torre

1: Day of the Dead in Mexico is a celebration of life.

2: The celebration starts on October 31st and continues on November 1st and November 2nd.

3: It is a festive ritual that the people do to remember their love ones.

4: People build altars in their homes to commemorate their loved ones. The altars include things like food, flowers, candles, and things that their loved ones liked during their life.

5: On the altars two of the most common items that you can see are the Bread of the Dead "Pan del Muerto" and candy skulls "calacas".

6: The flower that is commonly used for this festival are the different colors of the marigold.

7: People also go to the graves. They clean them and make them beautiful. They decorate them beautiful flowers and candles.

8: During this time the people have vigils during the day and night.

9: During the vigil some people bring music to their loved ones.

10: People have a lot of fun on this day. They paint skulls on their faces, and enjoy the festivities.

11: Resources Information http://www.dayofthedead.com/ http://www.celebrate-day-of-the-dead.com/day-of-the-dead-facts.html#what http://www.inside-mexico.com/featuredead.htm

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13: Resources Images http://www.google.com/imgres?q=bread+of+the+dead&start=89&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=673&gbv=2&addh=36&tbm=isch&tbnid=xGd56hF1PauQUM:&imgrefurl=http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/pan-de-muertobread-of-the-dead-recipe/index.html&docid=nGhqJPO0ImQmnM&imgurl=http://img.foodnetwork.com/FOOD/2011/10/18/FN_pan-de-muerto-588_s4x3_lg.jpg&w=616&h=462&ei=V3mPT7SwJMmA2wWS8K2CBQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=636&vpy=285&dur=2350&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=162&ty=96&sig=109804806287429729465&page=5&tbnh=153&tbnw=207&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:20,s:89,i:48 http://www.google.com/imgres?q=dulce+de+calavera&hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1366&bih=673&tbm=isch&tbnid=oDvGMqF68MI2sM:&imgrefurl=http://studentweb.cortland.edu/Ivan.Rodriguez/Mini%2520project%25201/Dulce%2520y%2520comida.html&docid=QGxHE5yS50J9rM&imgurl=http://studentweb.cortland.edu/Ivan.Rodriguez/Mini%252520project%2525201/calaveras1.jpg&w=383&h=276&ei=03mPT7f_Eoig2AX1q8jtBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=176&vpy=350&dur=1584&hovh=191&hovw=265&tx=164&ty=105&sig=109804806287429729465&page=1&tbnh=135&tbnw=180&start=0&ndsp=22&ved=1t:429,r:7,s:0,i:85 http://www.google.com/imgres?q=day+of+the+dead+in+mexico&start=312&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1366&bih=673&addh=36&tbm=isch&tbnid=WukXx4uRXoGZPM:&imgrefurl=http://3holidays3countries.blogspot.com/2010_10_01_archive.html&docid=pWBdKM0IVVNhEM&imgurl=http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_SLWXXZa9-Z8/TLzvRhGwtaI/AAAAAAAAAAs/Eow3axb4fd4/s1600/d3.jpg&w=1024&h=642&ei=um2PT_-8IqbS2QXY7emQBQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=299&vpy=380&dur=7949&hovh=178&hovw=284&tx=158&ty=115&sig=109804806287429729465&page=14&tbnh=124&tbnw=197&ndsp=26&ved=1t:429,r:21,s:312,i:103

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