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The history/origins of this event are from Spain or Latin America. The beliefs of the people from there were that setting up and alter dedicated to a person that passed away would bring their spirit back while they enjoy the food. This holiday is celebrated mostly in Mexico. Now it is celebrated around the US. This holiday originally lasted the whole month of November but now it only lasts November 1st and 2nd. This holiday is celebrated by setting up altars and remembering a person that has passed away. When people are making their alters they put up candles, marigolds, incents, sugar skulls, fruits and things that represented that person. I chose to celebrate my Grandpa, or abuelo. I learned a few things about him, like when his birthday was and where he was born/where he used to live. I also learned about what he was like and what sports he played. I put a comb on his alter, as well as a towel and a glass of water so when his spirit came he could freshen up and have a glass of water. I also put some fresh fruit in a bowl so that he could eat, as well as some pasta because my mom said he always loved pasta. Creating the alter was fun because I got to learn about my papa and use candles and incents. Exhibiting the alter was also fun because I got to show people what "Dia de los Muertos" was and taught people about it. I think this experience was really fun and informative. I learned all about this holiday and how to celebrate it. I learned that Dia de los Muertos means "Day of the Dead" and more things about Spanish culture. I think this felt really cool because I was celebrating something I have never celebrated before, and learned that I really like it.
Libros de Niños (Children´s Books)
I came up with this idea by thinking about what kind of children books we have here in America and what kids would like in Nicaragua. Since everyone was making a story I thought I could make something different by making a book about the alphabet. After everyone in the class is done with their books and had them rechecked we all either raised $15 or took it out of our own wallets, we got them all printed and are now ready to send them to children in Nicaragua who don't have access to books where they are or can't read. I hope the children in Nicaragua get a lot out of my book, like learning the alphabet, memorizing it and making words out of these letters.