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									            Day of the Dead
Name_________________________Date____________Period_________

1. In what type of creature, do many of the Mexican people believe the spirits of
   their dead relatives return in?_________________________

2. The people often carry a _________________ through the town. If they are
   lucky, it will get filled with?____________________________________

3. The Mexican people have many names for ‘death’. List two of them
     __________________________ __________________________

2. Some of the customs vary by area but there are some that are common to all
areas. List at least three of them.

      1.________________________________________________

      2.________________________________________________

      3.________________________________________________
3. There are some very ‘interesting’ shapes that are made out of food during the
celebration. List two of them.

      1._______________________2.________________________

4. The people make an ______________in their homes in honor of their dead
relatives. What are some of the things they might use to decorate this?
    _______________________________________________________

   _______________________________________________________

5. On November 2nd, there’s usually a big celebration at what place in/near the
town?__________________________ Write several sentences describing this

particular celebration._______________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

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6. What ancient Indian tribe actually started a lot of the customs of the Day of the
Dead?___________________

7. During the special supper the families have, there is a particular loaf of
something made? What is it called?______________________________
It is good luck if someone is eating this and bites into the ______________
__________________ baked inside.

8. Usually, this holiday is more important in the ( urban, rural ) areas of
Mexico.

9. Is the holiday usually more important in northern or southern
Mexico?___________________ Why?__________________________________

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10. What is the place where the early Mexican people felt that the souls of their
loved ones ‘rested’ while they waited each year to come back to visit them?
_________________________

11. What do you think is the most interesting/unusual part of the Day of the Dead
celebrations and why? _______________________________________________

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