“Dia De Los Muertos” or “Day of the Dead” is a special holiday in which people choose to honor their dead loved ones by celebrating their lives. It is celebrated in Mexico and other countries of Latin America on November 1st and 2nd. On these days it is believed that our departed loved ones are able to come back and join the celebration. Dia De los Muertos is to celebrate the life that our loved ones lived, not to be sad that they are gone. Throughout the day, 4th grade students learn about what this very special day means to a lot of people in their community.