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1 Dia de los Muertos By: Riley Pfister, Alexis Wilson, and Greyson Mentch

2 Location of the Celebration  Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in: The United States (Arizona State University, Mesa, and Chandler), Guatemala, Mexico, and Ecuador.

3 Why is it celebrated?  Its celebrated in honor of the dead.  When Spanish Conquistadors landed in Mexico they encountered the them practicing a ritual that mocked death, which is now known as Dia de los Muertos.

4 The significance of…  El pan de muertos- This is a bread made in Ecuador, made just for Dia de los Muertos.  Los barriletes- These are colorful kites flown in Guatemala on the day of the dead which have messages on them that are written to the dead.  El papel picado- These are tissue paper cut outs, made in Mexico, in the shape of skeletons.  Las Calaveras- This is a display of dressed up skulls and skeletons on a street in Mexico city, set up for the day of the dead.

5 Skulls and Skeletons  The skulls and skeletons used in Dia de los Muertos are not considered frightening in Mexico because they are colorfully decorated with flowers to welcome back spirits to their home.

6 Language and Peace  The native language spoken in Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Ecuador is not Spanish, its Portuguese.  The word paz (peace) is a good word for the Dia de los Muertos celebration because, they believe the dead are at “peace.” So paz would be a good word for Dia de los Muertos.

7 Immigrants  Little village in Chicago has a large immigrant Latino population  Immigrants usually moved to the same neighborhood because they wanted to be around their culture and people who are going through the same thing they are.

8 Definitions  Los caballos- a horse  Las casetas- booths  La feria- a fair  El paseo- a slow easy stroll or walk  Las carretas- long narrow cart used to transport ingredients such as sugar  El paseo- a slow easy stroll or walk

9 Works Cited          mexico.html?sid= &fid=upload_ tpfil02aw mexico.html?sid= &fid=upload_ tpfil02aw mexico.html?sid= &fid=upload_ tpfil02aw    


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