¿Día de los Muertos?: A day to celebrate!
Many different native peoples throughout the Americas had been celebrating their ancestors at specific times of the year for centuries before the European arrival. Rituals honoring the dead focused on a reciprocal exchange in which the living offered food, music, flowers, liquor and other goods to the dead to please them and ensure their blessings in earthy endeavors, such as successful harvest or marriage. These native groups include the Maya, Aztecs and Inca.
Click on the activity below to find: a simple text in Spanish for A2-B1 Spanish students, a word search with the most relevant words in the text, and for those who struggled with all the words and understood absolutely nothing: the text in English. 😉