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2 A MEXICAN CELEBRATION KNOWN IN ENGLISH AS THE DAY OF THE DEAD.

3 CULTURE OF El DIA DE LOS MUERTOS A Mexican celebration, Dia de los Muertos is 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 leave To 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

4 History of El dia de los Muertos El dia de los muertos began about 3,000 years ago El dia de los muertos began about 3,000 years ago It was practiced by Meso-American cultures It was practiced by Meso-American cultures The ritual has been merged with catholic theory but it still carries the basic Meso-American principles The ritual has been merged with catholic theory but it still carries the basic Meso-American principles Sugar skulls are traditionally eaten by a friend or relative on this day Sugar skulls are traditionally eaten by a friend or relative on this day

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6 WHY THEY CELEBRATE EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS El dia de los Muertos is a day to honor those that have died It helps to keep a positive aspect on death Lets us appreciate life more Helps to honor the goddess of death, Mictecacihuatl

7 Mictecacihuatl The goddess of death believed to have died at birth Presides over the festivities Watches over the bones of the dead

8 WHAT A WONDERFUL CELEBRATION! I think this is truly a wonderful celebration It is a very interesting celebration

9 CREDITS Alessandro Ragazzi Alessandro Ragazzi Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPointBIBLIOGRAPHY s/dead-history.html s/dead-history.html s/dead-history.html s/dead-history.html os.htm os.htm os.htm os.htm ddesses/p/Mictecacihuatl.htm ddesses/p/Mictecacihuatl.htm


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