Day of the Dead

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Where is Day of the Dead celebrated?

  • Spain
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • France

When is Day of the Dead celebrated?

  • October 31
  • November 1 and November 2
  • October 31 and November 1
  • July 4

What are cavaleras?

  • Festively decorated sugar skulls
  • Laughing devil faces
  • Angry elves
  • Jack-o-lanterns

What is not used in the decorating of the altars?

  • Marigolds
  • photos of the deceased
  • papel picado
  • witches hats

What is not a part of the Day of the Dead tradition?

  • Visiting neighbors and singing songs
  • Cleaning and decorating the graves
  • Constructing an alter to honor deceased loved ones
  • Reflecting on the lives of deceased loved ones

How do the Mexican people view death?

  • As a part of the "circle of life"
  • As a sad and depressing time
  • The end of life
  • With regret and remorse

How is Day of the Dead different from Halloween?

  • no trick or treating
  • no costumes
  • no ghosts or skeletons
  • takes place in a different season

How is Day of the Dead similar to Halloween?

  • they both honor the dead
  • they both involve a lot of candy
  • pumpkins are used for decorating for both
  • both can be considered dark with fun aspects

What are some popular foods for the holiday?

  • tacos, burritos and quesadillas
  • Pan de muerto and tacos
  • Pan de muertos, atole, cavaleras, mole negro
  • pizza and pasta