Nine teens gathered at Eva Perry Library yesterday to learn about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). After sharing our previous knowledge about the event, we participated in authentic activities by making tissue paper flowers and sugar skulls. Read the rest of this entry »
On Thursday, November 8, at 7 p.m., the Eva Perry Library is hosting a Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead event. After discussing what the purpose of the holiday is, we will observe the holiday by making tissue paper flowers and sugar skulls.
The event is a time to remember deceased loved ones. The people make altars usually near the actual tombs. The pile items on the altars, including flowers, photos, and favorite foods of the loved one. Sugar skulls are consumed. The name of the deceased is written on the skull before it is eaten. Many times, people share stories. The stories can be serious or humorous. It is not a time necessarily of sadness, but of remembrance.
One Wake County teen wrote this post in the past, just check out what she had to say. Hope to see some of you on Thursday night. Anyone in grades 6-12 is welcome.
The Day of the Dead isn’t the same as Halloween. It’s a day where mainly people living in Mexico celebrate the past life of their ancestors, not their death. It is celebrated on the first and second of November, the fist day is “los Inocentes” (Day of the Innocents) and the children that have passed on are celebrated. The second day is for the adults that have passed. Read the rest of this entry »