The Day of The Dead (El Día de los Muertos) Festival in Mexico is celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November each year. On these dates people remember their loved ones who have passed away. Sound a bit morbid? Well it’s not at all. Tombstones are decorated with yellow flowers, candles and photos. A special kind of bread called “Pan de Muertos” is baked on this day also and children eat “sugar skull” sweets. Music is played and the cementaries come to life with sounds of laughter and chatter and the aroma of freshly baked bread. It is a celebration of peoples lives.
I’m so excited to be writing this post…it’s an exhilarating time for me as I announce the launch date for my first bilingual children’s book with acclaimed author Jude Lennon.
“Am I Nearly There Yet?” (¿Ya Estoy Llegando?) Follows the adventures of Frida a Monarch butterfly as she makes her migratory journey down to Mexico for the ‘Day of the Dead Festival’. But, Frida is a day dreamer. She wasn’t paying attention and the other butterflies have left without her. Who will help Frida find her way? And, will she get to the festival on time?