The Mixed Up Blog — Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos con Chiqui Social

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Dia de los Muertos con Chiqui Social

Yesterday I shared my day exploring Los Angeles with the Chevy Silverado. I drove around L.A. collecting items for Dia de los Muertos. Today we will take those items over to our friends' at Chiqui Social. Chiqui Social is in Culver City and "offers a rich, purposeful, safe, and well-designed space to support children’s holistic learning and social success." I met Lizet, the founder of Chiqui Social, while at a bilingual workshop for multicultural parents my friend, Maritere Rodriguez Bellas was presenting. I knew after talking with Lizet that there was so much synergy and we both agreed to collaborate...

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Dia de los Muertos

Posted by Sonia Kang on

Dia de los Muertos

Each year I learn more about the beautiful cultural tradition of Dia de los Muertos. Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, occurs on November 1 and 2.  A holiday steeped in tradition and culture originating thousands of years ago by the Aztecas.  It's when the living celebrate and honor those loved ones who have passed on. A day rife with symbolism, Dia de los Muertos allows you to be creative and make something you and your family can build on year after year.  This year I was invited by Chevy to experience Dia de los Muertos in a...

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Dia de los Muertos: Celebrating the life of 할아버지 (Haraboji)

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Mis hijos y sus abuelos It has been just over a month since my children’s haraboji  (grandfather in Korean) passed away after a long battle with cancer.  His passing brought up the tough question that has plagued many parents: How do you talk to your kids about death? Death is one of the hardest subjects to broach with young children, especially when you’re struggling to deal with your own sorrow. My 8-year-old reacted one way and my 5-year-old another. One became clingy, while the other was his usual cheerfulness. Our daily routine had been interrupted as days and nights would be spent...

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