Mexican Marigold, Aztec Marigold, Cempasúchil are Day of the Dead flowers

October 31 – November 2
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Mexican Marigolds are a Central American flower with healing powers that attract spirits to visit their families on the Day of the Dead

Catrina La Calavera Garbancera is the icon of the Day of the Dead

October 31 – November 2
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Skull Catrina, by José Guadalupe Posada, makes fun of dark people trying to be white and Americans trying to be European. Death teaches that we are all equal.

Ofrendas are home altars that invite family souls to visit on the Day of the Dead

October 31
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We build home altars to invite family souls to visit us on the Day of the Holy Innocents (November 1) and the Day of the Dead (November 2)

All Saints Day

November 1
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This Catholic feast honors all saints whether they are recognized by the church or just are saintly

Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass

November 9 – 10, 1938
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Nazi paramilitary forces and civilians attacked Jewish communities across Germany
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It can happen again, so we must never forget

Beaujolais Nouveau Day ~ Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!

November 21, 2019, Thursday
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Taste the fruit in this season’s Beaujolais by drinking it chilled right after it is bottled

Saint Cecilia, patron saint of musicians

November 22
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Said to have heard heavenly music in her heart, she represents the idea of divine inspiration