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Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos

One of my favorite traditions we have at Metz Elementary is celebrating Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos. For the Metz community, Day of the Dead is a very important holiday and we celebrate with school-wide participation. The holiday occurs on the 1st and 2nd of November, in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and relatives who have died. When I moved to Austin from the very Catholic city of New Orleans, Día de los Muertos helped me to feel right at home. I apologize for posting a couple of days later then usual, but I wanted to be able to get some of the fabulous pictures I have to share with you ready for uploading. Hope you enjoy them and I hope you find some ideas to share with your students about this heartfelt celebration of loved ones lost.

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