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Day of the Dead: A Latino Celebration of Family and Life Library Binding – Jan 1 2005

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  • Library Binding: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers (January 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076601780X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0766017801
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 18.8 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 68 g

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Symbols and significance of Day of the Dead Dec 7 2013
By LAUNA STOUT- Children'sBooks.BellaOnline - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Library Binding
Skeletons and skulls are significant to the Day of the Dead. Some special traditional foods are presented on the altars and eaten as the family visit and speak of the family members who have died. There is a special bread, pan de muertos, or bread of the dead. This sweet bread is flavored with cinnamon or anise seed and is shaped into skeletons with candy faces. There are skull shaped treats made out of chocolate or sugar and sold at the bakeries. Skeleton toys wear clothes and are posed around town on bicycles and chairs. These skeletons are funny not spooky.

Through the United States in Hispanic communities families are celebrating the Days of the Dead. These fiestas may have candle lighting parties, altar making parties and even sugar skull decorating. Day of Dead celebrations are passed down from parents to children.