ACTIVIDAD A: El Día de los Muertos http://www.acabtu.com.mx/diademuertosEl Día de los Muertos
is a lively yet informative Web site detailing some of the rituals and customs associated with this important festival in Mexico. The Web site provides information on activities that take place in the cemetery (En el Panteón/Cementerio
), the altars that are created to commemorate the spirits of the dearly departed (El altar para el difunto/de los muertos
), the importance of the skeleton figures (La Calaca
), and how to make a favorite treat for this festival.
Be sure to click on and read the information contained within the sections En el Panteón/Cementerio
, El altar para el difunto/de los muertos
, La Calaca
, and Religión
. Then answer the questions below according to the information contained within the Web site.
Where do the families go to greet the returning spirits of the dead?
On what dates does this activity take place?
What might they bring with them?
What do the names on the sugar skulls (las calaveritas de azúcar) represent?
What Mexican artist and cartoonist used the calaca image in much of his work?
Do you like to make (and eat) candy? Click on Calaveras de Azúcar
to see a picture of a special candy made for this holiday.
What is the candy shaped like?
ACTIVIDAD B: Fiestas para las Quinceañerashttp://www.fortunecity.com/boozers/footman/171/
In Mexico, a young woman's fifteenth birthday is her most significant birthday celebration marking her entrance into womanhood in much the same way that a debutante ball does. The celebration usually begins with a religious ceremony and culminates in a party. Some affluent families go to all lengths to make the Quinceañera party as memorable as possible. The Fiestas para las Quinceañeras
Web site is an advertisement for a company-ExpresARTE-specializing in truly extravagant parties. Skim the advertisement and then answer the questions below.
What city would you be in if you were planning to use this service?
If you were using this service to plan a party, what five (5) services would you select?
If the Quinceañera celebration is scheduled to take place in less then a month, can you request a Crisálida event?
If you planned a party using this service, would you also need to hire a photographer for the portrait?
Would you also need to rent a car?