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Dia de Los Muertos

Teaching our kids about Mexican traditions has always been a priority. I love showing them traditions that I grew up with, it takes me back to my childhood as I look back at fond memories of time spent with my family making a piƱata, or joining my school’s competition on Day of the Dead creating beautiful altars when I was in culinary school.

Although I was not raised Catholic and did not celebrate the Day of the Dead when I was young, I want my kids to learn this beautiful tradition of honoring our loved one who have passed.This year, I found an Altar making workshop at our Public Library (organized by the Cultural Coalition) and thought this would be a great activity for the family to create our first Altar. My daughter is obsessed with the movie “Book of Life”, which I happen to stumble upon at the library and thought this would be a great way for the kids to learn about Dia de los Muertos. Since then we have had to renew it more times, than I can remember! At this point, I should p…

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