Presentation on theme: "A MEXICAN CELEBRATION KNOWN IN ENGLISH AS THE DAY OF THE DEAD."— Presentation transcript:
1A 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.
2CULTURE 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
3History 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
5WHY 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
6Mictecacihuatl The goddess of death “ believed to have died at birth” Presides over the festivitiesWatches over the bones of the dead
7WHAT A WONDERFUL CELEBRATION! I think this is truly a wonderful celebrationIt is a very interesting celebration
8CREDITS BIBLIOGRAPHY Alessandro Ragazzi Microsoft PowerPoint