KET » School Video Project - Streaming Video

« KET School Video Project Index

Adobe Flash Player is required for this content. (Installation instructions are available on the download page.)

Flash Player Download

If problems continue, contact our .

Dia de los Muertos - Wayne Counrty High School Spanish Project 2012

Submitted by: Wayne Co High, Monticello, KY

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. In Mexico it is a national holiday, and all banks are closed. The celebration takes place on November 1, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased. Notes

Length: 06:52
Date Posted: 10-29-2012
close window