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Discover the Traditions of Día de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated every year on November 1st and 2nd* in Mexico and other Latin American countries and communities. It is believed that during these two days the souls of the dead are allowed to return to the world of the living and visit their families. It’s a…

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Martí’s Song for Freedom: Book Review and Activities

Jose Marti

Martí’s Song for Freedom / Martí y sus versos por la libertad by Emma Otheguy, illustrations by Beatriz Vidal Learn about José Martí, often referred to as the “Apostle of Cuban Independence,” in this beautifully illustrated bilingual biography. Written in verse, including excerpts from Martí’s own poetry, this picture book introduces children and adults to his inspiring…

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Learn About Mohandas Gandhi

Learn About Mohandas Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as the Mahatma (“Great Soul”), was born on October 2, 1869 in India. He was an inspirational leader, peaceful activist, and legendary humanitarian. His birthday is a national holiday in India, and it is also the International Day of Non-Violence. Learn about Gandhi’s life and the impact he had on…

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Mandela Day: 67 Minutes of Service

Mandela Day

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Nelson Mandela What is Mandela Day? It’s a global celebration of former South African president’s Nelson Mandela’s life and his contributions…

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