Day of the Dead
By Daniel Pelkey and Hailey Reid
Come to the festival on November 1st, 2nd
Day of the Dead is a day to honor all the people that have died in central and southern Mexico. The festival will be held in houses and graveyards. We'll play reggae, salsa, jazz, and classic music throughout the day. We will also have lots of food to provide including tamale. Make sure to save money about two months before the Day of the Dead to honor your dead relatives.
The gates of heaven open at midnight on October 31st, and the spirits of all deceased children are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them.”
Colors of Day of the Dead
The color that are in Day of the Dead black, red, and orange black is for the dead color. Red is for the blood that is in our human lives, and christians see it as the blood of Christ. Orange is for the sun. Adult souls are represented with yellow flowers.
Some of the food eaten on day of the dead is tamales (in the picture), pan de muertos (Bread of the Dead) and fruits such as limes and avacados
Bread of the Dead
Day of the Dead is held on the same day as the Catholic holiday: All Soul's & All Saint’s Day
Special masses and cleaning of tombs are traditions for the festival. Be there on November 1st and 2nd!