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Duquesne's 2014 Day of the Dead Altar commemorates individuals chosen by students:
Day of the Dead Traditions
Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners (LTEL 201)
Día de los muertos workshops held in the department of Modern Languages and Literatures created a memorable experience for students of Spanish, as well as School of Education students taking Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners (LTEL 201)
Books @ Gumberg
The Skeleton at the Feast by
Publication Date: 1991
All over Mexico, early in November, families gather to welcome the souls of the dead on their annual visit home. The smells of burning copal incense and pungent cempasúchil (marigolds) mingle with the aromas of fresh bread, new clothing, sweets, and candles. One of Mexico's most important festivals since prehispanic times, the Day of the Dead is an occasion for celebrating and feasting, cleaning and decorating graves, dancing and making music.
Felipa and the Day of Dead by
Publication Date: 2004
Felipa's beloved grandmother, Abuelita, has died. Felipa misses her terribly and is very sad. Her parents tell her that the souls of the dead live on forever. So Felipa decides to find Abuelita's soul. But where is it? She treks many miles to the highest mountain, but grandmother's soul is nowhere to be found. Then, months later, the entire village is bustling with preparations for the Day of the Dead. Felipa joins in the celebrations honoring loved ones who have died, and in the process finally finds Abuelita's soul.
Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Altar 2014
Day of the Dead/ Dia de los Muertos at Duquesne