Coming up: Día de los Muertos
Celebrate Día de los Muertos with me and learn about the rich history and cultural significance of this fascinating holiday! Although often linked to Halloween, the Day of the Dead is a time when death is celebrated, not feared. It is most commonly associated with Mexico, where the holiday was derived from the rituals of pre-Hispanic peoples. In the coming weeks, get ready for some Día de los Muertos fun with Leah:
- A video presentation of its history, symbolism, important dates, traditions, beliefs and useful Spanish vocabulary
- Ideas for how to celebrate virtually
- Blog posts with further reading and info
Watch this space and until then, ¡Feliz Día de los Muertos!
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For more than fifteen years I’ve had the good fortune of working with some of the most prestigious schools and educational organizations in the US and abroad, including the New York City Department of Education, Putney Student Travel programs and Windward School in Los Angeles. I’m a Massachusetts native with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies, a Master’s degree in International Education, and I hold a California Clear teaching certification.
I have traveled, lived and worked in Spain, Cuba, Argentina, Peru, France and China. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy singing in a medley of vocal groups around the LA area.
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