Great Ideas: Día de los Muertos

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From the TCT archives: observe All Souls Day in the Mexican tradition

Our fifth-grade religion class celebrated All Souls Day in the Mexican tradition. El Día de los Muertos is like a family reunion, a joyful time that helps people remember the deceased and celebrate their memory.

The students made small altars with white altar cloths. They brought pictures of deceased loved ones, candles, flowers, foods, and other pertinent items. Little skeletons in funny hats holding objects that would have been part of the deceased’s lives made the day joyful for the students and their families.

~ Submitted by Beti Kempa  (at time of original publication, St. Michael School, Livonia, Michigan)

This great idea was originally published in our November/December 2011 issue.

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