Friday, 31 October 2014

Day of the Dead Shrine

This weekend Mexicans will be celebrating day of the Dead; a festival that celebrates the lives of dead ancestors. We made a traditional shrine like those made in Mexico. The shrines have photographs of the dead ancestors and everything their spirits will need to join in the celebration on Earth. Objects include foods and drinks, salt to ward off evil spirits, soap, comb, mirror and jewellery for the spirit to prepare themselves with, candles to light their way, and flowers to guide them to the shrine. We added our home made sugar skulls and Day of the Dead bread.

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