Dia de muertos mexico

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“Death’s Day in Mexico”
Mexico is one of the only countries in the world that celebrates death. The date of these huge celebration is since October 31st until November 2nd . The origin of DeathCelebration in Mexico started with the ancient cultures of the Aztecs, Mayas and Purepechas over 3 000 years ago. These rituals were dedicated to the god Mictecacihuath, known as “The Lady of Death”, andnow known as “Catrina”, and were dedicated to the children’s celebration and dead relatives. Even all Mexicans celebrate it, there are some differences between states, like in the place ofcelebration, the people that is involved and the way they perform it, and focusing on this will discuss the main differences between Oaxaca, Oaxaca, and Janithzio, Michoacán (. Both situated on the south partof Mexico.
People has the costume of set an Altar for this deaths, this Altar is usually located on each house. The Altar is filled with all kinds of food, preferably the ones the dead enjoyed most,but there are some things that cannot be missed in each altar, for example water, Cempazuchitl flowers or death flowers, candles, cigarettes, beer, “pan de muerto”, sweet pumpkin, “copal”, a Saintsimages, and also a picture of the dead who is the Altar dedicated to. Altars cannot be missed for Death Celebration, but what makes Michoacan special is that they situate the altars on the cementery,they make and altar in each tomb of their relatives, besides they spend the whole night of November 1st praying, while in Oaxaca the altars are situated on their house, they think that deaths come tovisit us to our places, to the place they knew when they were alive, not to the place where they were buried.
Mexican people take seriously these days. It’s important for us to make our deaths feelhappy when they came, because we know that in the future will be us the ones that are coming, and we would like also to have a celebration. Mexican humor is different and even in the most difficult or...
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