ERIC Number: ED091087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
El Dia de los Muertos -- Libreto. (The Day of the Dead -- Notebook.)
Espinoza, Delia; Lopez, Santiago, III
On November 2, all Mexican Americans remember their dead as Mexico does on that same day. Called "El Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead), the dead are remembered posthumously with flowers, candles, music, prayers, chants, and wreaths. The people go to cemeteries to clean tombs, lay fresh or artificial flowers on them, and pray for peace for each soul. Some persons take a priest who says masses to help the dead rest in peace. Dia de los Muertos also has some amusing features such as "claveras" which are satirical and mocking verses addressed to well-known persons or groups in public life, dancing skeletons on sticks with clay faces and limbs, and sugar skulls. Examples of several "claveras" are given. (NQ)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Bilingual Education.
Authoring Institution: Crystal City Independent School District, TX.