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¡Cultura! – el día de los muertos

Posted by Señor Jordan on Nov 2, 2008 in culture |

¡Hola!  Feliz día de los muertos.  It wouldn’t be fair to have all of the grammar that we’ve been going over and not have anything dealing with the rich culture of Spanish-speakers.  November 1st and November 2nd make an important occasion and although it might appear to on the surface, it has NOTHING to do with Halloween!

El día de los muertos, or ‘Day of the Dead’ is a day in which people are believed to return from the dead to visit their living relatives.  This tradition is celebrated differently from country to country and even different regions have their own celebration.

There are already some pretty good resources on this holiday.  Check them out!

Information:

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUUAgEWeYeI
  2. http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/muertos.html
  3. http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dead/

Day of the Dead video links:

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8tVG6Tgq5I&feature=related
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6iv8rc0L6E
  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vVQuOkq96o&feature=related

Guatemalan kites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXSWHhMH1QA

Making sugar skulls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI1cKmskdQY&NR=1

Making Pan de muertos (dead bread)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7CWdVURG-4

Papel picado (en español)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvH0ploK8vQ

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6 Comments

Tina
Nov 7, 2008 at 6:43 pm

Hey Jer, I’m really enjoying the lessons =)
Thanks for posting them!


 
Betty
Nov 8, 2008 at 9:15 pm

Hola, I love the videos and would love to show the gar, car, zar one to my students, but you have to change the preterito of almorzar. You say it correctly, but on the screen it says almuerzaste, etc. I love what you’re doing, though. Keep up the great work, and send me any other great educational videos anytime. -Betty


 
Lino Campos
Mar 9, 2010 at 8:00 pm

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Adios.


 
Cindy Michell
Nov 29, 2011 at 11:14 am

I am a Spanish teacher and I love your videos!!!! They help explain in a different way, if the students did not understand my way of teaching, and it helps to have the videos and pops etc to help explain the concepts. I love what you have done!


 
Alex
Jul 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Greetings from Ontario, Canada

I am learning Spanish and I find your videos helpful.

Thank You.


 
Kathy
Feb 5, 2013 at 10:13 am

I enjoy your grammar videos and recommend them to my high school Spanish classes. I just discovered your links to culture sites/activities and am impressed, but I was disappointed to discover that the link to the Dia de los Muertos site for Papel Picado takes me to the same Pan de Muertos site that you have as a different link.


 

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