Grades 4-9 | The Mexic-Arte Museum presents Day of the Dead - Nov 1, 2019 12:10pm EST
About this event:
Dia de Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is a Mexican tradition that celebrates the lives of the deceased. Celebrations like this date back almost 3000 years and in pre-Columbian times the Aztecs used to perform a similar ritual dedicated to the goddess known as the Lady of the Dead. By the twentieth century the celebration evolved to celebrating the lives of deceased infants and children on November 1st and adults on the 2nd. This tradition includes the building of altars, making food, parades, and more- we are super excited to share with you this rich cultural tradition celebrating the Day of the Dead!
Grade Range: 4-9
Curriculum: Social Studies – World History, Cultural Studies, The Arts -Visual Arts
Tags: art, history, culture, Mexico