Day of the Dead Commentator Susan Straight is getting ready to celebrate the Day of the Dead on November first. It's a holiday celebrated in Mexico -- and increasingly in the United States -- in which people build altars and make offerings for dead loved ones. Susan went to New York in September, and saw all the altars for the victims of the World Trade Center attacks. The altars were for people of all cultures, and she is making her Day of the Dead altar multicultural to reflect the many kinds of people who died in New York.
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Commentator Susan Straight is getting ready to celebrate the Day of the Dead on November first. It's a holiday celebrated in Mexico — and increasingly in the United States — in which people build altars and make offerings for dead loved ones. Susan went to New York in September, and saw all the altars for the victims of the World Trade Center attacks. The altars were for people of all cultures, and she is making her Day of the Dead altar multicultural to reflect the many kinds of people who died in New York.