* DAY OF THE DEAD
DAY OF THE DEAD
* CANDY SKULLS AND SUGAR
* MEANING* TRICK OR TREAT
* HALLOWEEN GAMES
* HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
According to the belief of the ancient Mexican civilization, when the individual dies, his spirit continues to live in Mictlan, place of residence of the souls who have left the earthly life. Benevolent gods created the ideal site that has nothing in it is rather dark and quiet and pleasant,where souls rest peacefully until the day appointed by the habit, returning to their former homes to visit their relatives. Although during this visit did not see each other mutually they feel.
The ritual calendar notes twice to the arrival of the dead. Each is a feast of joy and remembrance. No crying or pain, for no cause for sadness cordial visit of the deceased. The exaggerated Mexicanhospitality is proverbial. This is manifested at the slightest provocation, even if visitors are their dead relatives. Must
delight them and leave them satisfied with anything that is his greatest pleasure and wonder: the food.
From remote times until the present, the "mortuary feast, resplendent in all domestic dwellings, from humble rustic huts or houses, to palaces and mansions.
The ritualmeal is done in a royally adorned in which they live and dead company.
Each village and region offers a variety of designs and ideas for this event, but all with the same purpose: to receive and feed the guests, and live (or perhaps "conmorir") with them. "
The Day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration that honors Hispanic origin to the dead on November 2, beginning on November 1,coinciding with the Catholic celebrations of All Souls Day and All Saints. It is a Mexican and Central American holiday, is celebrated in many U.S. communities, where there is a large Mexican and Central American population. Unesco has declared the festival as Intangible Cultural Heritage mankind.1 Day of the Dead is a day also celebrated in Brazil, as two Souls' Day, though the holiday does not havethe same pre-Hispanic roots of Mexican holiday.
The origins of the celebration of Day of the Dead in Mexico before the Spanish arrived. There are records of ethnic celebrations in the Mexican, Maya, Purépecha and Totonac. Rituals celebrating the lives of the ancestors is made in these civilizations for at least three thousand years ago. In the prehispanic era it was common practice to keep skullsas trophies and display them during rituals to symbolize death and rebirth.
The festival that became the Day of the Dead was celebrated the ninth month of the Aztec solar calendar, near the beginning of August, and was held for a month. The festivities were presided over by the goddess Mictecacíhuatl, known as the "Lady Death" (now connected to the "Catrina" by José Guadalupe Posada character)and wife of Mictlantecuhtli, Lord of the land of the dead. The festivities were dedicated to the celebration of children and the lives of deceased relatives.
Death is a strong symbol that caused admiration, fear and uncertainty to humans throughout history. For many years, various cultures have created beliefs about death that have successfully developed a series of rituals and traditions and isto worship, honor, frighten and even to mock it. Mexico is a country rich in culture and traditions, one of the main aspects that make up its identity as a nation is the concept we have about death and all the traditions and beliefs that revolve around it.
Anyway, it is noteworthy that this conclusion is not appropriate for all Mexicans since, despite being a party that has become a national...