Miguel: ¡Hola, amigos!
Miguel: ¡Lo siento! I did not mean to frighten you! Here in Gregoropolis, we are celebrating Día de los Muertos or, as you would say, Day of the Dead. It is a holiday celebrated throughout my homeland of México. Me gusta celebrar con una máscara de calavera...I like to celebrate wearing a skull mask.
Miguel: For Día de Muertos, we gather together to remember family and friends who have died and support them on their spiritual journey. But that does not mean we cannot have fun, too! Calaveras y esqueletos (skulls and skeletons) are a common symbol of the celebrating! Oh, and there are candy skulls to share, too! I know mi hermano Frank will like that.
Miguel: Also to celebrate, I built an ofrenda for mi abuelo. It is an altar to honor my late grandfather. We decorate the ofrenda with things related to the deceased person: their favorite belongings and food and snacks.
Miguel: He was a very good handyman, so I put out his favorite hammer & nails. He liked to watch NASCAR and Minnesota Twins baseball and play cards, so those hobbies are represented. Also, his favorite drinks and snacks. I hope he likes it.
Miguel: ¡Feliz Día de los Muertos!