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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Dia de los Muertos

Happy Dia de los Muertos.
Happy Day of the Dead.
Today I'll remember my loved ones.
I'll sing and I'll dance and wear red.

I'll make a sugar skull for Grandma
then write her name on the head.
I'll eat this yummy sweetness
thinking of her as I go to bed.

I'll write a note to my grandma
and ask her to came back to me.
We'll toss marigolds, eat good food
and swing a pinata in the tree.

I'll celebrate and remember
to keep my dead relatives close.
We'll parade for the Day of the Dead.
Happy Dia de los Muertos.

     Today starts a special holiday in Mexico and celebrated here.  It is All Saints Day.  Do you have family traditions or special things your family does for holidays.  You might have some fun doing some research on holidays.  There are many holidays in other countries that we do not celebrate.  Can you write a poem today about your favorite holiday?


  1. Joy,
    I imagine studying All Saints Day could be very interesting. Thanks for the suggestion.

  2. I talked to a man tonight whose neighbors were making a Maurice Sendak costume for the Dia de los Muertos Parade. I guess they want him to come back and visit us for a Wild Things party.