Hi, I'm Emilia. I live in mexico, and my family and other mexicans celebrate The Day of the Dead to remember their friends and family that has passed.
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On November 1st, that day is to remember children or infants. On November 2nd, that day is use to celebrate adults.
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This celebration has been happening for about 4000 years now.
When I saw the Day of the Dead celebrated they made many things.
They made altars. They are filled with pictures of the one that has passed, flowers, food, candles, etc.
They also made skull sugars. My momma always makes me a purple one since that is my favorite color.
The people also made decorations out of marigolds.
They also made their favorite foods and drinks for the dead.
There were many things that almost everyone did.
Everyone made an altar. They always look beautiful.
I also saw people make a trail of flower petals from their house to the altar. They did this so the dead are guided to the altar.
The people lined the streets with decorations made out of flower petals. I hope that I can make one.
I also saw people put offerings on the altar for the dead people.
I also went and watched the special altar contest that they have every year.
I made an awesome little horse with rose petals for the altar.
I talked to two different people about the day of the dead. They both thought of it differently.
One guy told us that it was a rebirth of the culture.
The other guy told us that it was just to remember the dead.
Citing. ● ●
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