Honoring the dead with festivals and lively celebrations, a typically Latin American custom. It is thought that the dead would be insulted by mourning or sadness, Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life. Dia de los Muertos recognizes death as a natural part of the human experience, a continuum with birth, childhood, and growing up to become a contributing member of the community. The most familiar symbol of Dia de los Muertos may be the calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), which we learned all about in class this week. We had a great time decorating these sugar skulls and learning about the holiday as well as practicing our colors, please, thank you and basic Spanish questions.