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VOCABULARY LIST El Da de los Muertos - All Souls Day el altar - the altar la ofrenda - the offering la calaca - the skeleton colloquialism la calavera - the skull pan de muertos - All Souls Day bread flor de muertos - All Souls Day flower alabanza - Catholic hymn of praise calaca - In Mexico it refers to the Grim Reaper a skeleton figure representing death calavera - Literally skull 1imaginary and satirical obituaries which appear in newspapers 2satirical verses calaverada - Tomfoolery wild behavior calaverear - From skull meaning to live it up or act recklessly cempazuchitl - Yellow marigold which symbolizes death also called zempasuciti El Dia de Difuntos - Used synonymously with Dia de los Muertos hojaldra - Sweet bread made for the Festival of the Dead los angelitos - Young children who have died and who are remembered on the feast of All Saints Day la Noche de Duelo - The Night of Mourning the beginning of Dia de los Muertos in Mexico where there is a candlelight procession to the cemetery in which friends and relatives bring food and flowers have a meal there and decorate an altar to the deceased ofrenda - Offerings set out for the returning souls during All Saints and All Souls Days it also often refers to the actual altar with offerings pan de los Muertos - Bread of the Dead slightly sweet bread loaf with coils of dough depicting bones or skulls baked on top rosquete - Sweet bread made for the Festival of the Dead Todos Santos - All SaintsDay zenpasuchitl - A type of marigold bright orange and yellow that is the traditional flower of the dead Also cempasuichil Tumbas - graves tombs
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