Presentation on theme: "A MEXICAN CELEBRATION KNOWN IN ENGLISH AS THE DAY OF THE DEAD."— Presentation transcript:
1 A MEXICAN CELEBRATION KNOWN IN ENGLISH AS THE DAY OF THE DEAD. El dia de los MuertosA MEXICAN CELEBRATION KNOWN IN ENGLISH AS THE DAY OF THE DEAD.
2 CULTURE OF El DIA DE LOS MUERTOS A Mexican celebration, Dia de los Muertosis a day to celebrate departed loved ones.It begins on October 31 when according to the celebration the spirits arrive; and ends on November 2 when the spirits leaveTo celebrate, the family makes alters on which they place yellow marigolds, incense, candles, offerings of food, “and most importantly a picture of the departed”Music and dancing are done to honor the spirits
3 History of El dia de los Muertos El dia de los muertos began about 3,000 years agoIt was practiced by Meso-American culturesThe ritual has been merged with catholic theory but it still carries the basic Meso-American principlesSugar skulls are traditionally eaten by a friend or relative on this day
5 WHY THEY CELEBRATE EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS El dia de los Muertos is a day to honor those that have diedIt helps to keep a positive aspect on deathLets us appreciate life moreHelps to honor the goddess of death, Mictecacihuatl
6 Mictecacihuatl The goddess of death “ believed to have died at birth” Presides over the festivitiesWatches over the bones of the dead
7 WHAT A WONDERFUL CELEBRATION! I think this is truly a wonderful celebrationIt is a very interesting celebration
8 CREDITS BIBLIOGRAPHY Alessandro Ragazzi Microsoft PowerPoint