National Geographic: What is Day of the Dead?
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This clip introduces the history and tradition behind the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. It explains how the holiday is celebrated and why it is celebrated.

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  1. What two traditions are brought together by Day of the Dead?
  2. How is Day of the Dead celebrated in Mexico?

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